To reverse the decision to disband the RAF ATC Gliding Squadron ensuring cadets get to fly

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Lucas Diamond
4 years ago
Gliding is one of the most fundamental flight experiences for all pilots, it develops skills at an early level which are invaluable later on in a pilots career. It build proper stick an rudder skills which are so noticeably lacking in commercial aviation currently

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Emma Aurelia
4 years ago
It's very important for aspiring young pilots to have local access to flying . I did at age of 16

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Stephen Gunby
5 years ago
I'm signing because this is a fantastic way to inspire and motivate young people that should not be cast aside

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Martin Robinson
5 years ago
My first flying experience was in an RAF glider

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Martin Robinson
5 years ago
My first flight experience was in gliders at RAF Burtonwood. It would be a great shame if young people were denied such a great life experience.

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Andy Furlong
5 years ago
This is the kind of wonderful opportunity which inspires the next generation of pilots.

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Stephen Egan
5 years ago
I flew gliders in the ccf
What a confidence builder for a 16 year old

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John Peake
5 years ago
The answer is in the name. Royal "Air" Force. These kids need to learn and be inspired. What better incentive than to be able to fly? This is yet another cut too far.

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Alastair Tams
5 years ago
I was a cadet and gained so much from this.

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Liz Whitehouse
5 years ago
Gliding is something few people have the chance to do as adults, so it's great that it's accessible to so many teenagers through ATC. I remember it was amazing to feel like you're on top of the world and see it from a different perspective - quite literally! Adolescence is the time you will appreciate this experience the most, walking away with more confidence and maturity, feeling like the world is your oyster and your problems small, even for just a short time. Think how many young people today would benefit from such an experience. Keep it going!