Cadets fly high with successes


TWO Thame air cadets have climbed higher than ever in recent weeks.

Cadet Warrant Officer Lee Newby has been awarded a prized John Cunningham Flying Scholarship by the Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Foundation and Corporal Aaron Webb has flown solo for the first time.

Newby was selected and recommended for the prestigious Scholarship by Headquarters Air Cadets in recognition of his proven flying ability. The award is made in the name of famous RAF ace and legendary de Havilland Test Pilot Group Captain John Cunningham, and is partly funded by a generous donation made from his estate following his death in July 2002.

Webb had been in training for his first solo flight at the air cadets 612 Volunteer Gliding School based at Dalton Barracks (formerly RAF Abingdon) and made his first solo flight there. He took off and piloted a Grob G109 for 15 minutes before landing and celebrating his success.