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Flight Academy Helps Cadet Fly High

Published: 25 Aug 2016


The Royal International Air Tattoo's top cadet is set to reach for the sky thanks to an Oxford Flight Academy.

Having been chosen by flight staff, 18-year-old Flight Sergeant Pauline Williams from 182 Squadron (North Trafford) was presented with her award by Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson, Chairman of the RAF Charitable Trust and President of the Air Tattoo on Friday, July 8.

Recognising the importance of the Air Cadet Organisation in inspiring future pilots, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy once again stepped in to offer Pauline a flying scholarship worth £7,500 having previously done the same for last year's winner Cadet Cpl Matthew McClune.

The scholarship involves a two week residential course at the academy and includes 20 hours instruction in a single-engine fixed wing aircraft.

Over 850 cadets attended the annual camp at the Air Tattoo, held in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, which this year celebrated the 75thanniversary of the Air Cadets. The cadets helped prepare the showground and lent a hand wherever needed over the show weekend.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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