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ZH 146, Short Finals, Runway 08 - Newtownards

ZH 146, Short Finals, Runway 08 - Newtownards

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Gliding Scholarship

TD - ZH 118 - 664 Volunteer Gliding Squadron

Interested in a Gliding Scholarship with 664 Squadron..? APPLY NOW!

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664 Squadron Headquarters, Newtownards

664 Volunteer Gliding Squadron is based at Newtownards Airfield, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Gliding Scholarship

ZH 187 - Carrickfergus, June 2012

ZH 187 enroute to Carrickfergus for fly past on Armed Forces Day

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Aircraft

Grob 109B Motor Glider, ZH 148 - Short Finals, Runway 04

Grob 109B Motor Glider, ZH 148 - Short Finals, Runway 04

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ZH 279 Finals Runway 08, Newtownards

ZH 279 Finals Runway 08, Newtownards

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Gliding Scholarship

Gliding Scholarships available all year round..

Gliding Scholarships open to CCF (RAF) Cadets

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Newtownards Airfield

Newtownards Airfield

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664 VGS operates three Grob Vigilant T1 aircraft, serving the Northern Ireland Wing Air Cadets and the RAF sections of the Combined Cadet Force in the province. From time to time we also provide limited flying opportunities for cadets from the rest of the UK and beyond.

Our aircraft are owned by the RAF and maintained by Serco. Our squadron staff consists of RAFVR(T)officers, civilian gliding instructors (CGIs), service helpers and flight staff cadets (FSCs). Many of our instructors started their flying careers as cadets in the ATC or CCF and then underwent considerable further training, before eventually gaining their instructional qualifications.  

We are normally permitted only to fly members of the CCF and ATC. The CCF units (and also some ATC squadrons) are established in a number of the province's schools, but most ATC squadrons are town-based and are open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 18. If you are interested in joining, click here to find your nearest squadron.

Officer Commanding 664 VGS