There was a major milestone during last week’s gliding course – the first 2WG cadet to solo in a new RAAF purchased DG 1000 Glider.
The first solo in 2WG in DG 1000 glider VH-NGY, was completed by CCPL Chris Jesse from 217 SQN on Saturday 05/07/14. This was CCPL Jesse’s first course with 229FLT at Warwick.
2WG has held one of the most successful round of activities in recent times with 7 full cadet wings being awarded to cadets (1 gliding and 6 power) at the just completed power and gliding EFTC activities. Over 250 hours and 450 sorties were flown between the combined power and gliding flights. Additionally, a number of first solo achievements were recorded in addition to the above mentioned DG1001 solo.
The photos below are of Chris’s landing and being congratulated by the CFI, Mike Maddocks.
Other images on the day: