C-130J air experience for high-flying cadets – Part 3

In July, Air Force Cadets from throughout South Australia and Mildura gathered at RAAF Edinburgh for the rare privilege of an air experience flight.

CAPTION: 6 Wing cadets and staff enjoy a rare view of Gulf St Vincent from a C130J. Image by PLTOFF (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

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Leading Cadet Jeremy Swain, a 14-year-old member of No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks), describes the experience:

“In the school holidays, cadets from 6WG got the rare opportunity to go for a flight in a
C-130J Hercules, which is a four-engine turboprop transport plane used by the RAAF.

LAC (AAFC) Kim Edgar from 604 Squadron with cadets from Group 4 during a C-130J flight from Adelaide. Image by PLTOFF (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig
LAC (AAFC) Kim Edgar from 604 Squadron with cadets from Group 4 during a C-130J flight from Adelaide. Image by PLTOFF (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

“On the day, groups of about 50 cadets went on a one-hour flight which took them around Outer Harbour and up to Glenelg before returning to RAAF Edinburgh.

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“Inside the cargo hold it was very loud and cadets had to make sure they kept their earplugs in.

“During the flight the loadmasters opened the rear cargo ramp which gave an epic view of Adelaide.

“The pilots also let cadets come up into the cockpit for a look.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but, after the flight, were happy that we could hear each other talk again.”

LCDT Swain has just completed Basic Stage in the AAFC home training curriculum, achieving a Distinction for both Aviation and Aircraft Recognition, and gaining a Distinction for Basic Stage overall.

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One thought on “C-130J air experience for high-flying cadets – Part 3

  • 18/08/2017 at 5:23 pm
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    The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation which operates in a military and aviation environment. For recruitment enquiries in South Australia pls contact:
    paco.6wg (at) aafc.org.au

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