Air cadet Jacob is gliding high
5:00pm Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
A Haverfordwest air cadet is flying high after achieving his Gold Gliding Wings.
No3 Welsh Wing Air Training Corps staff cadet warrant officer (SCWO) Jacob McNicol, of 948 Haverfordwest and City of St Davids Squadron, is now entitled to wear a brevet on his uniform.
After completing the three stages of his glider instruction course, Jacob undertook his advanced glider training, before being selected for a gliding scholarship (GS), achieving his Silver Wings.
He then undertook his advanced glider training (AGT), which he completed in just over six hours, learning advanced handling techniques, as well as advanced turns and landings.
Jacob said: “I really enjoyed completing my AGT and have always had a passion for flying. After completing my GS and getting my Silver Wings, I was delighted when I found out I had been invited back to undertake my AGT.
“It was a great feeling to learn that I was good enough to proceed with the training.
In the future, I hope to be able to carry on expanding my knowledge and skill in aviation by hopefully getting a flying scholarship too.”
Jacob now hopes to return to the 636 (Swansea) Volunteer Gliding Squadron, as a permanent flight staff cadet.
No3 Welsh Wing commanding officer, Wing Commander Mike Stones, said: “We are very proud of Jacob. He typifies everything that we aim to achieve as an organisation. We aim to produce enthusiastic and thoughtful young men and women who will strive to succeed in whatever walk of life they choose.”
He added: “Membership of the ATC is exciting, rewarding and above all fun. Our cadets and adult volunteers alike learn skills and discover aptitudes they never knew they had. They do things and visit places they never thought they would, and they meet lots of like-minded people who become teammates and lifelong friends.
For more information visit www.aircadets-3ww.org.uk or call the No3 Welsh Wing HQ on 01792 405912.