A report from Leading Cadet James Munday from 1094 (Ely) Squadron who has just returned from RAF Syreston and the home of the RAF”s 2 Flying Training School.
James spent a week with cadets from all over the United Kingdom on the Air Cadet’s National Aerospace Camp.
“What an amazing experience? I’ve had so much fun and made so many new friends, it was a great week with so many different activities all based around aviation, Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM).
STEM is at the heart of what the RAF does so to be able to spend a whole week away with the RAF seeing just how STEM is a part everything they do was a real eye opener.
For me personally though, my highlights of the week were my first flight in an Air Cadet glider and attending an battle management course, which unusually included a flight in an USAF F16 flight simulator with a simulated air combat mission included.
Other activities included really interesting STEM presentations and activities, talks on aerospace and aeronautics, the future of human exploration in space. as well as building and flying drones.
We really had an amazing time meeting all the pilots and engineers and support staff that keep the RAF in the air and on mission.
There’s just so much that goes on behind the scenes to support the aircrews and there’s no way I would have been able to see and experience any of it without being an Air Cadet.
I’m now looking at the RAF’s role of Air and Space Operations Specialist as a career option in my ambition to become a Royal Air Force Officer and I would like to say thank you to all the RAF Air Cadet staff who gave up so much of their time to organise and run such a great week”
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