AGT or Advanced Glider Training is the third step you can embark on
in Cadet Glider training. Each Cadet will start by doing
GIC 1, 2 and 3. Once you are sixteen years of age, you
can apply for your GS (Gliding Scholarship). By the end
of your GS, you can either achieve Blue (Ghosted Solo)
or Silver wings (Solo). If you achieve Silver wings and
show true potential, you could be selected for AGT.
Each year, only two Cadets get selected in Number
3 Welsh Wing.
The AGT course prepares you for your future time
on the Volunteer Gliding Squadron, as well as a greater
understanding of the aircraft and advanced handling
You have to improve your upper air skill as well as
advanced turns, where you bank up to 45 degrees.
Advanced landings are also an element of the
on-going training, where you are taught to land in a
crosswind and how to achieve the best rate of decent for
pin point accurate and safe landings.
SCWO McNicol of 948 (Haverfordwest & City of St.Davids) Squadron said:
“Personally my AGT took me just over 6 hours with the
upper air work.
I would have been just hitting the five hour mark
if it was not for adverse weather conditions getting in
the way. I really enjoyed completing my AGT and have
always had a passion for flying. After completing my GS
and getting my Silver wings, I was delighted when I
found out I had been invited back to undertake by AGT,
it was a great feeling! In the future, I hope to be able
to carry on expanding my knowledge and skill in aviation
by hopefully getting a Flying Scholarship and hopefully
being asked back as a permanent FSC (Flight Staff Cadet)
at 636 (Swansea) Volunteer Gliding Squadron.”