Silver Gliding Wings has been achieved by Sgt Esmee Webley, who lives in Morpeth and is an Air Cadet with the 2522 (Bedlington) Squadron.
She was the only cadet selected from the North region. She spent a week at RAF Syerston where she completed 43 launches in the Grob Viking Glider as part of the Silver Gliding course, which ended with her completing a solo flight in the glider.
This is a great achievement for Sgt Webley and she is now one step closer to her goal of becoming a pilot in the RAF.
The RAF Air Cadets is a youth organisation for ages 12 to 20. It provides many skills and training opportunities and is ideal for anyone interested in the RAF and aviation.