Air Cadets enjoy FAA showcase
Cadets from Sussex Wing Air Training Corps were hosted by 829 Naval Air Squadron during their exciting visit to Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.
15 cadets aged between 13 and 18, spent the day visiting various areas around the base, learning about the variety of roles the flying squadrons perform for the Royal Navy. Upon arrival at Culdrose they were given a presentation about the air station, before being given the opportunity to have a look around a Merlin at 829 Squadron.
The group also visited the Air Traffic Control Tower where they were shown various aspects of Air Traffic Control. They were lucky enough to watch the Air Traffic Controllers at work with some of the Royal Navy Hawk fast jets. The cadets got to see first hand the skills required to keep all of the aircraft safe in the air while, at high speed, in a changing environment.
The Fire station was kind enough to show the cadets around one of the engines as well as demonstrating various aspects of its operation.
The cadets were also given the opportunity to visit a Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) Squadron where the cadets were given a presentation on the ASaC Role and a tour of one of the Helicopters. Known as the “eye in the sky” the cadets learned about the importance of these Sea King Helicopters on the battlefield, and how they are able to maintain a picture of events to command.
They were all extremely grateful for the hospitality of the base and learnt a great deal from the visit.