Warrant Officer Second Class Morrison prepares Air Cadet Ben Lewis for his very first glider flight!  Piloting the glider is Lt Terry Calderbank.

Warrant Officer Second Class Morrison prepares Air Cadet Ben Lewis for his very first glider flight! Piloting the glider is Lt Terry Calderbank.

Summerland air cadets participate in gliding exercise

The 902 Nighthawk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron from Summerland took part in a gliding exercise Saturday, Oct. 10, in Oliver.

The 902 Nighthawk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron from Summerland took part in a gliding exercise Saturday, Oct. 10, in Oliver.

Cadets had the opportunity to fly in the Air Cadet glider and the C182 tow plane.

They also experienced hands on training by taking over the controls for part of their glider flight.

They were active in the gliding operation by participating in the launch and recovery of gliders throughout the afternoon.

Gliding is one of the many activities Air Cadets have the opportunity to participate in.

The cadet program offers training in leadership, survival, marksmanship, effective speaking, drill, first aid and also participation in courses at summer training centres.

The 902 Nighthawk Air Cadet Squadron will host an open house Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6:15 p.m., at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd.

Girls and boys aged 12 to 18 years and their parents are encouraged to come out that evening and check out what the Air Cadet program has to offer.

The squadron parades regularly Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 9:30 at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre.