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Old 14th Mar 2019, 12:20
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In my opinion for this to happen the Air Cadet Organisation needs its own budget separate from MOD and the freedom to look seriously at a self build programme of new light aircraft constructed under LAA rules.

Good post. It was the Lack of Airworthiness Authority (aka the MOD) that precipitated this crisis in the first place. Just as UK Military Airworthiness reform can only occur if Regulation and Investigation are made truly independent of the MOD and of each other, so ACO gliding needs to be independent of the MOD if it is ever to get its cadets airborne again in demonstrably airworthy aircraft.
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