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Glider program, cadets return to Comox Valley March 16

Air Cadets from across the province will glide above Comox next week, during a spring break gliding exercise.

Flying operations are scheduled to take place March 16 to 22 at 19 Wing Comox.

The exercise is designed to provide further practical gliding experience to air cadets, who have become Transport Canada licensed glider pilots through the Air Cadet Gliding Program.

Goals of the cadet program include enabling Canada’s youth to become better citizens and leaders, to develop better physical fitness, and providing youth with a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence, discipline, community involvement, and life-long friends.

Gliders and tow aircraft will be flying daily at various altitudes in the vicinity of the airport, weather permitting, from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

While gliding activities are relatively quiet, residents may hear the single-engine aircraft which are used to tow gliders aloft, throughout the day during this period.

Regional Cadet Air Operations thanks local residents for their understanding during this period, as the cadets gain further flight proficiency.

— Regional Cadet Air Operations

 

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