No. 5 Air Experience Flight RAF

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5 Air Experience Flight
Grob G 115E EA-3.JPG
Grob Tutor aircraft similar to that flown by 5 AEF
ActiveJuly 1958 - Present
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Allegiance Royal Air Force
BranchAir Cadet Organisation
RoleTraining
Part ofCambridge University Air Squadron
Garrison/HQRAF Wittering
Aircraft flown
TrainerGrob Tutor T.1

No. 5 Air Experience Flight (5 AEF) is one of twelve Air Experience Flights (AEFs) run by the Air Cadet Organisation of the Royal Air Force. The primary purpose of the AEF organisation is to provide air experience to members of the Air Training Corps, Combined Cadet Force (RAF) Section and occasionally, the Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets and the Air Scouts.

History[edit]

No. 5 AEF was formed during July 1958 at Cambridge Airport in Cambridgeshire, equipped with de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 aircraft.[1]

It later moved to RAF Swanton Morley but shortly afterwards it moved back to Cambridge it then moved to RAF Wyton[1] and in 2014 it moved to its present home at RAF Wittering operating the Grob Tutor T.1.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "No 5 Air Experience Flight". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Defence Estate Rationalisation Update" (PDF). Ministry of Defence (MoD). Retrieved 13 February 2016.