Cadets learn to fly high with new flight sim

Cadets learn to fly high with new flight sim

The cutting of the ribbon

On 27th April 2018, Officer’s, Staff and Cadets of 306 (Runcorn) Sqn RAFAC unveiled their new state of the art flight simulator.(Pictured above: Cdt P Diprose, Cpl T Westwood with SM Devereux, David Keane and Insp Khan)

Special guests

Amongst the guests invited to the opening ceremony was David Keane PCC for Cheshire, Insp Fez Khan from Runcorn Local Policing unit and Station Manager Stuart Devereux from Runcorn fire station, Squadron civilian committee members who helped to raise funds for flight sim were also present.The flight sim will be used by cadets to learn basic aircraft controls and handling before they take to the skies in one of the RAF’s Tutor training aircraft. We are also fortunate enough to have 2 qualified pilots as staff members who will teach the cadets how to fly using the simulator.

The maiden voyage

Plt Officer Lee takes our guests on a quick pleasure flight

The maiden voyage

Cadets also prepared and delivered a short demonstration of activities they can take part in for the guest to get a better understanding of what the RAFAC has to offer young people within the community.

Indoor Kyaking

The new extreme sport of Indoor Kyacking

Twitter postFinal ParadeCutting of the cake

mmm….. cake

The RAFAC is open to any young person aged 12 (in year 8 of school) and 18; 306 (Runcorn) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets is based on Crown Gate Barracks in Runcorn, opposite the Royal Mail sorting office near to Runcorn Shopping City and meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings 7pm-9.30pm.

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  1. tony perischine

    my name is Tony Perischine, I work as a crew manager at Runcorn fire station in Cheshire fire service. We are holding a station open day on Sunday 22/7/2018 between 11:00 – 16:00hrs and was wondering if your cadet unit would be interested in attending the open day to set up a station promoting the work of the cadet organisation, the event is extremely well attended by other agencies incl our own cadets and the local community so would be an ideal opportunity to showcase the work of the air cadets.

    If this is something that your organisation would be interested in attending and you would like further information please contact on the details below

    Thank you

    Crew Manager Tony Perischine
    Green Watch
    Runcorn Fire Station
    01928 572811

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