High flying cadets

AIR cadets took a flight with Fat Albert and enjoyed every moment of their experience. Fat Albert is the nickname for the RAF s C130 Hercules transport aircraft which was used for the flight by cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Training Corps. The cadet

AIR cadets took a flight with Fat Albert and enjoyed every moment of their experience.

Fat Albert is the nickname for the RAF's C130 Hercules transport aircraft which was used for the flight by cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Training Corps.

The cadets were visiting RAF Lyneham, one of the busiest military transport bases in Europe, when they were given the opportunity to fly in the Hercules.

The two-hour flight took the 16 cadets and three staff from the squadron out over the Bristol Channel before returning to base.


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Cadets also visited the cockpit to talk to the pilots and back on the ground visited the aircraft's flight simulator as well as the dog and medical sections.

For cadet John Filby it was his first flight in an aircraft and "he was stunned to say the least", said 22 Squadron CO Flt Lt Margaret Bell.

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