The RAF trains young apprentices to glide before teaching them to fly planes.
LV. Air to Air shot, Sedbergh T-21 glider, piloted by Flight Lieutenant Brian Sharman with pupil. Air to air, angle shot, glider. LV. Flight Lieutenant Sharman instructing group of pupils on the airfield (natural sound). CU. Flight Lieutenant Sharman drawing on blackboard - he discusses flying technique with pupils. CU. Pupil, Peter Jackson, pan to close up shot of Dennis Malyer and then to close up shot of Colin Rogers. CU. Flight Lieutenant Sharman. CU. Pupil Barry Townley from Pudsey. CU. Flight Lieutenant Sharman turns to write on blackboard. CU. Writing on blackboard. LV. The group. CU. Peter Kitchen from Boston. SV. Flight Lieutenant Sharman in glider as pupil gets in beside him. CU. Flight Lt. Sharman instructing pupil. CU. Pupil. SV. Flight Lt. Sharman gives signal for take off. LV. Pan, glider takes off. Air to ground shot as the glider takes off. CU. Pilot instructing pupil. SV. Glider. LV. Air to air shot of the glider. SV. Air to air shot of the glider. CU. Instrument panel of glider. LV. Air to air shot of glider as it turns to land. SV. Air to ground shot of glider coming in to land. GV. Pan, glider lands, pan with it as it taxis in. Glider training is considered to be the first stage of RAF fighter pilot training.