Air cadets get their wings

Four Victoria air cadets are flying high after receiving their pilot licences through Canadian Forces programs this summer

Cadet William Darling of 89 Pacific Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron after landing from his first solo flight at CFB Comox.

Cadet William Darling of 89 Pacific Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron after landing from his first solo flight at CFB Comox.

Four Victoria air cadets are flying high after receiving their pilot licences through Canadian Forces programs this summer.

William Darling, a Mt. Douglas secondary student, received his glider pilot wings along with 45 other cadets from across the province through the Regional Gliding School (Pacific) at CFB Comox on Aug. 17.

Victoria residents Mathew Mosveen, Roberty Camilleri and Kyle McFarlane, who completed their glider training last summer, achieved private flying licences through a program that accepts only 37 candidates each year.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadet program is a co-educational organization for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. There are more than 3,300 air cadets enrolled in 57 squadrons across B.C.