84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 24 November 2008

Paragliding Courses Available

The Joint Services Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Centre (JSHPC) at Crickhowell, Powys, is offering the Air Training Corps two one-week paragliding courses this coming February.

The aim of the course is to train you to the Elementary Pilot Certificate (EPC) standard of the British Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA). Alternative activities including high-ropes and mountain biking are available in the event of bad weather precluding flying training.

The cost of the course is just £50 for the whole week. The same EPC course at a civilian centre would cost over £500 - and that's without travel and accommodation!

Applicants must be 16 years old on the first day of the course, be physically fit and weigh between 41kg and 110kg.

The courses assembles late afternoon of Sunday and disperses after breakfast the following Saturday. The dates available are:

PG2/081-7 Feb 09
PG3/0815-21 Feb 09

If anyone would like to bid for a place, we MUST have the paperwork and deposit back by 3 Dec 08 - so ask at the office for application forms ASAP!

Monday, 10 November 2008

Official Squadron Photograph 2008

This Wednesday a professional photographer will be taking a formal Squadron photograph, and then offering an individual portrait service. Dress for the occasion will be 'best blues' - wedgewood shirt, tie and jersey for Cadets, No 1s for uniformed staff, and blazer/suit or ladies equivalent for civilian instructors.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Remembrance Day - Early Start, Early Finish

This year the Squadron will be joining the local community in Baginton for their Remembrance Day commemorations.

For this special event, we shall be meeting and finishing 30 minutes earlier than usual; Cadets are to be at Sqn HQ by 0930hrs latest, and we should be finished by 1200hrs. Parents are welcome to join parishioners and cadets at the village church for the service or remembrance. Uniform is Wedgewood blues and jerseys for cadets, No1's for uniformed staff. Everyone is to bring their own poppy and church offering.

Poster Image: Poppy Man supports a mother and toddler. Caption: For thousands of families every day is remembrance day.