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Introduction to 150 Squadron

150 (City of Oxford) SquadronWelcome to the web site of 150 (City of Oxford) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC), the area’s largest and best equipped Cadet Unit. We are a large and friendly squadron run by a dedicated staff team.  Unlike some other youth organisations we have high standards and expect a lot from our cadets… we give a lot in return though… For more information take a look at our prospectus, fill in the joining form or pay us a visit.

Have you got what it takes?

If so we’ll see you on the parade square!

Air Training Corps Aims

ATC LogoWe run and active and demanding program of activities in accordance with the three core aims of the ATC:

  • To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
  • To provide training which will be useful in both the Services and civilian life.
  • To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

Visit by PC Cadd from Police Air Support Unit

The Police Eurocopter EC 135.

Most of will have seen a dark blue and yellow helicopter hovering over Oxford from time-to-time.  This Eurocopter aircraft belongs to a three-force consortium of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire constabularies.  Helicopters are expensive things and the police must feel the aircraft offers significant support to its operations or they wouldn’t pay for it.  To find out more we invited one of the tactical flight officers down to the squadron to tell us how he earns his pay. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:46

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Visit to Bicester Gliding Club

Flying through the hills.

The Air Cadet Organisation offers cadets opportunities to fly and glide.  However, for cadets in Thames Valley Wing, the opportunities to glide are delivered by 612 VGS who fly motor-gliders.  For many gliding enthusiasts, a touring motor-glider is a poor substitute for the small light and entirely silent pure gliders such as the viking.  The take-off run of a vigilant is smooth and similar to the take-off run of a tutor.  A winch launch is very different.  When Plt Off Christlieb met a member of Bicester Gliding Club during the Blenheim Triathlon he grabbed the chance and two months later the squadron borrowed a minibus and set-off for Bicester Airfield. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:44

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Learning to Parachute

While the Air Cadets always make you wear a parachute to fly, they have so far never had anyone use one.  Never one to resist a challenge, Cdt Harris decided to throw himself out of a perfectly functional aircraft. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:38

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