Aviation Academy Visit
On Monday, cadets from 1114 (Gosforth), 733 (Newcastle Airport) and 2510 (West Denton) Squadrons were given the opportunity to visit Newcastle Aviation Academy, which is based at Newcastle Airport.
The cadets were given a tour of their facilities, which included the cadets to be able to get up close and personal with small aircrafts, like the Jet Provost, a old RAF aircraft which has been decommissioned. Cadets were lucky enough to sit in the cockpit of both that aircraft and also a massive Boeing 737-200.
After the tour, the cadets were given the information and requirements on how to apply for the course the academy offers, a level 3 diploma in aeronautical engineering.
1114 (Gosforth) Squadron aims to provide young people from the local area with a wide range of opportunities and experiences such as flying, gliding, adventure training, and target shooting which lead them towards gaining life long skills and recognised awards such as BTEC qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. To find out how you could get involved visit 1114squadron.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.