I must admit that I have pretty much given up hope about the whole Air Cadet Gliding Organisation. Four years ago we had a system that worked well with the volunteer staff at its disposal. There were senior very experienced instructors that gave the organisation gravitas, a corps of hard working younger instructors who worked hard and a lot of staff cadets who learned how it all worked and became graded pilots and eventually instructors. It was a system that had evolved over decades and worked.
Recently the service, with very little knowledge of what they were doing, has tried to impose a new and untried system that, from where I am standing, is never going to work.
The idea that CFAVs from squadrons are going to give up entire weekends just to be on call overnight if Johnny needs help is farcical. You may get the odd one or two to do it, but you will need to find a whole new bunch (which shouldn’t take too many years)
The “duty of care”/“Camp Commandant” bit was always taken up by the VGSs who either had someone on strength who could do it (me some of the time), or found someone from a squadron. To me it is obvious; the new super VGSs will need a number of CFAVs on strength to cover this requirement, people who do not have squadron commitments the rest of their spare time, who’s job is specifically to cover this requirement. People who identify with the VGS and can be useful as drivers etc as well.
Is that a bit too revolutionary?