Cadet Classic

The venerable Slingsby T-31 glider is put through its paces by FlyPast resident pilot Dave Unwin

The fantastic view from the front seat is enhanced by the open cockpit; the sensation of flight being much stronger when you can feel, even smell, the air.

It is quite possible the T-31 – known within the services as the Cadet TX Mk.3 or Tandem Tutor – has introduced more Britons to flight than any other aircraft.

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