Flying

Flying is the most exciting and prestigious of the activities offered by the Air Training Corps, and the activity that sets above all other youth organisations in the country. Use the menu on the left to browse some of the other activities on offer to cadets of the Air Training Corps, this is by no means an exhaustive list. AIR EXPERIENCE FLYING (AEF) Your ATC flying career will probably begin in the Grob Tutor at our local Air Experience Flight, which is based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. Squadrons are allocated a number of places each year at AEF; in addition AEF is normally included on the summer camp programme. With an RAF or RAFVR(T) pilot at the controls...

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The Air Training Corps

Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the ‘Air Cadets’, we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We’re sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do. The ACO is made up of two areas: Air Training Corps - The ATC is the RAF’s cadet force, divided into six regions, 36 wings and more than 900 squadrons within communities...

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Squadrons

Tyne and Wear 111 (Sunderland) Sqn 131 (City of Newcastle) Sqn 324 (South Shields) Sqn 346 (Tynemouth) Sqn 361 (Gateshead) Sqn 607 (Wearmouth) Sqn 733 (Newcastle Airport) Sqn 861 (Wideopen) Sqn 1027 (Jarrow) Sqn 1114 (Gosforth) Sqn 1151 (Wallsend) Sqn 1156 (Whitley Bay) Sqn 1313 (Whickham) Sqn 1509 (Blaydon) Sqn 2214 (Usworth) Sqn 2344 (Longbenton) Sqn 2510 (West Denton) Sqn Northumberland 224 (Hexham) Sqn 242 (Cramlington) Sqn 404 (Morpeth) Sqn 1000 (Blyth) Sqn 1016 (Berwick) Sqn 1110 (Ashington) Sqn 1248 (Prudhoe) Sqn 1801 (Alnwick) Sqn 2522 (Bedlington) Sqn County Durham 36 (Hetton-le-Hole) Sqn 234 (City of Durham) Sqn 473 (Hartlepool) Sqn 1338 (Seaham) Sqn 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Sqn 1409 (Consett) Sqn 1507 (Chester-le-Street) Sqn 1932 (Blackhall) Sqn 2505 (Bishop Auckland)...

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35 SQUADRONS AND OVER 1600 CADETS AND STAFF Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the ‘Air Cadets’, we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. Durham/Northumberland Wing covers County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland  and includes 35 Squadrons from the Scottish Border to County Durham, and from the Pennines across to the North-east coast. We’re sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed...

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Contact Us

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Join Us

If you like what you've seen on our website, find out more about how you could join us here! You won't find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else. Cadets and adult volunteers all gain the same second-to-none experience where you can make lasting friendships and build upon your confidence, skills and achievements. This section will give you all the facts about getting started in an exciting new direction. There are a number of ways you can go about finding more. This page is dedicated to information for potential recruits. Contacting is not the end of the process, read on even if you just want to know more! [testimonials show="2"] [do_widget id=tag_cloud-2]

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