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Hi there, In my time in the ATC I only got to fly this bird a couple of times (i was the first cadet in my wing to fly it at all). I flew often and went solo in the (Grob 103 Twin Acro II) Viking TX.1 with 645 VGS (of which a lot of the instructors are my mates) at RAF Catterick in North Yorkshire which when handed over to the Army (now called Marne Barracks) meant the school had to relocate. They moved up the road to RAF Topcliffe with the Tucano's and converted to powered gliders, namely the (Grob 109 B ) Vigilant TX.1. Air Cadet gliding is under attack right now from our government who see the cost in everything and the value in nothing.The value in providing flying and gliding training for teens and young adults of all backgrounds is immeasurable and something I'll always be grateful for. It nurtures confidence in your abilities, aspiration, awareness and focus at an age which sets you up for your entire life. Thankfully of many schools closed and earmarked for closure my mates at 645 VGS have missed the cut for now and are re-rigging to continue in their great work. This is for them and those who weren't so fortunate. Cheers, Lane. ORBX England around North Yorkshire. Well represented but missing a few well known landmarks, most glaringly the Sutton Bank White Horse and Yorkshire Gliding School (one of the oldest and formed by among others Fred Slingsby - yes, THAT Slingsby) the RAF Fylingdales pyramid and the vast complex of giant golf balls at RAF Menwith Hill. Other than that pretty darned good.