Ely Air Cadet’s day at RAF Coningsby

Whilst Ely Air Cadets prepare to a return to Face to Face cadet activity, here’s a report from one of Ely’s aviation enthusiasts Leading Cadet Jay Carter:

“Over the weekend, I spent a day plane spotting and photographing Typhoon Jet Fighters at RAF Coningsby with my parents at the public viewing area just outside the base perimeter fence.”

“The objective was to photograph No 12 Squadron which is a joint squadron between the RAF and Qatar. This is the first time the RAF have formed a joint squadron with another country since WW2. The main aim of this joint squadron is to train Qatari pilots to fly the Typhoon. This is in preparation for when Qatar receives Typhoons in 2022.”

“It was a great day out with 16 launches in the morning and approximately 20 Typhoons taking to the skies in the afternoon.”

“Seen below in some of the photos I took are 3 Typhoons from 12 Squadron departing as Wolf 21 flight and a great shot of a Typhoon pilot interacting with the spotters along the fence line by deploying the aircafts speed brake and waving to is while taxiing .”

1094 (Ely) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets are recruiting cadets and adult volunteers now in preparation for the return to full cadet activities:

Please click on the link below to find out more and please help us to reach as many new recruits as possible

https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/want-to-join/

From 1094 Ely Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets

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