Cadet Tharane Thamodarar: Duke of Edinburgh Award
Posted on: Mon 6 Nov 2017
Earlier this year Leading Cadet Tharane Thamodarar from No 604 Squadron (Hampstead Barracks) received the Bronze badge of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. She had counted her aviation studies and flying training conducted through the Air Force Cadets towards the Skills component of her Award. Now Tharane, aged 16, is very close to qualifying as a solo glider pilot, and is currently a participant in the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
Tharane will tell us how she got into flying; her progress to date; how her involvement with Air Force Cadets has opened up a whole new friendship group for her; and the different sort of work pressures and environment they go through as young pilots.
Interviewer Fiona White
Cover Photo: Leading Cadet Tharane Thamodarar during a weekend training activity at Gawler Airfield. Photo courtesy of Flying Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig