On the weekend of the 11th to the 13th of September, Bundaberg Squadron in Queensland played host to three other Squadrons for its annual gliding camp at its Squadron building. With the assistance of the Bundaberg Gliding Club, cadets from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Strathpine and Southport were able to experience the incredible feeling of engineless flight.
Although weather conditions were not favourable at the airfield flight times of between 10 and 15 minutes were achieved thanks to the skill of the clubs instructors.
The cadets were also able to work on several different badges during the camp. First Officer Kyle Graves was on hand to provide drill training for cadets to attain the next level of their Drill Proficiency badge, while Squadron Sergeant Tom Houghton assisted the cadets with the theory for their Gliding and Soaring Badges.
It was a great weekend for all involved and a great chance for cadets from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Strathpine and Southport to connect and have a fun and educational experience. A huge thanks goes to the Officers of all Squadrons involved as well as the parents and the staff of the gliding club for making the weekend successful.