422 (Corby) Squadron
Bookmark and Share

Top Gun Cadet Takes to the Skies

Cadet Flight Sergeant Emily Russell (17) recently attended the Tayside Aviation Centre in Dundee, Scotland, having been successfully selected to learn to fly as part of the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme (ACPS).

FS Russell Scholarship

Emily, who recently attended a Qualified Aerospace Instructor Course (QAIC), earning her the coveted ‘Blue Lanyard’ said of her selection to be trained through the ACPS “The course itself was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me and not only the flying. Whilst the flying was of course the greatest aspect of the two weeks, the ability to meet people from all over the world, including students from as far as Hong Kong was amazing. I highly recommend the course to any other cadet”.

The course which provides twelve hours flying in the Aquila A211 aircraft, with the aim of flying solo. Students learn the principles of flight, aircraft controls, recovering from unusual flight attitudes, circuits and theory. Flight Sergeant Russell flew to a solo standard earning her wings, which she proudly displays on her uniform.

Officer Commanding 422 (Corby) Squadron said of Emily’s success “Flight Sergeant Russell is one of the most senior cadet’s at 422 Squadron, who has a natural flare for flying and aerospace. The two courses she has attended have both provided her with the foundation and experience to use these skills should she opt to further her career within one of the three armed forces.

Since her return Cadet Flight Sergeant Russell has been instrumental in using the skills she has gained by teaching other cadets’ about flying and aerospace. She has worked exceptionally hard to achieve her goals and this has been reflected in her post course reports. Well done Emily, keep up the great work”.

Return to the Previous Page
422 Banner