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Grant provides cadets with new flying opportunity

Published: 17 Jan 2017

Air Cadets in the Scotland and Northern Ireland region are getting to grips with aircraft construction thanks to a grant provided by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT).

An £8,050 grant from the charity has enabled the region to purchase 23 Radio Controlled Flying Starter Packs, which will be used by staff and cadets in Squadrons across the area to help improve their knowledge of aircraft and how they are made.

Regional Aviation Officer for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Wg Cdr Ian Wallace said: "The packs provide cadets and staff with an opportunity to gain a working knowledge and better understanding of aircraft construction, propulsion systems, aerodynamics, effects of controls and teamwork. The use of radio controlled aircraft will help to improve coordination and give an understanding of the principles of flight.

"There is also the opportunity for cadets to use the packs to progress through a grading system and earn a silver qualification. This qualification will enable them to fly radio controlled aircraft at flying displays.

"I would like to thank the RAFCT for their kind donation which has allowed us to purchase these kits and provide these opportunities to our cadets."

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