Well what a fantastic day we had on Sunday 16th February at the Sim2Do Flight Simulator Centre in Mildenhall.
1094 Squadron has been collaborating with Sim2Do and the Aviation Charity BeeFutureAviators to encourage young people to pursue a carreer within the Aviation industry within one of the many disciplines such as training to be a pilot, an engineer, or an air traffic controller.
With that in mind Ely Squadron set a competition for it’s cadets to create a model to illustrate an aircraft’s controls.
Today those cadets selected received pre-flight briefings on navigation and air traffic control before getting behind the controls of an F35 Lightning Stealth Fighter, a Boeing 737, a Lynx Helicopter and two Cessna light aircraft flight simulators as well as manning the simulated air traffic control tower.
Thank you to Karim Atta Captain at Qatar Airways and founder of BeeFutureAviators for funding a whole days simulator instruction as well as Sim2Do for offering our cadets such a unique experience and the opportunity to be mentored by:
Royal Navy F35 Engineer Cheif Petty Officer Rob Warnett
NATS Senior Air Traffic Controller Malcolm Atack
South African Air Force aircaft engineer Kenneth Mockford
Qualified Flying Instructor and Simulator Pilot Serena Bilcock.
A huge thank from our Squadron’s Officer In Charge Flying Officer J Donoghue RAFAC and our cadets to all those who gave so generously of their time, experience and expertise.
As you can see from our photos all the cadets had a marvellous day.
Sim2Do offer one off flight experiences and pilot instruction, fear of flying courses, virtual private pilots licence courses as well as preparation for commercial pilot selection tests.
The Sim2Do Flight Centre is based at: 1B Gregory Rd, Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 7DF.
Find out more at: https://www.sim2do.com/
Press release from 1094 Ely Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets