Recently, twelve Air Cadets from Horsham had the unique opportunity to visit the Boeing Flight Services training campus, near Gatwick Airport.
The cadets enjoyed the unique opportunity to fly a Boeing 757 simulator, under the skillful guidance of Captain John Goodyer, a 787 pilot with Thomson Airways. Cadets were given a safety brief, then sat in the First Officer’s seat and took the controls; the cadets took-off from a simulated version of Gatwick Airport, and then completed a circuit to land back at the simulated airport safely.
The day ended with Air Cadets being given a personalised tour of the enormous 4,900 square meter facility, which houses various full motion flight simulators and state of the art training facilities.
The Training Officer of 1015 (Horsham) Air Cadets, Flying Officer Richard Foster said:
“This was a fantastic opportunity for the Cadets as many of them are looking at a future as a pilot. My thanks go to Boeing Flight Services UK, and their staff for making the day possible”
Flying is one of many activities offered by Horsham Air Cadets, they also have the chance to do many activities including visits to RAF Stations, Adventure Training & the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Horsham Air Cadets is recruiting, if you are interested in joining and are aged between 13 & 18, you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We also welcome applications for adult volunteers, who can contact us on the same address.
Report contributed by 1015 (Horsham) Air Cadets.