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Air Cadets Are Put Through Their Paces

ByCharley Williams

Jan 11, 2017

Air Cadets from across the Durham/Northumberland Wing area took part in a challenging selection process designed to pick out those ready to be put forward for a Flying Scholarship.

21 cadets from Squadrons as far apart as Blackhall and Blyth travelled to their Wing Headquarters at Knightsbridge in Gosforth to take part in the selection day.  They had to complete a video interview which they filmed themselves, and then they went on to complete a flight simulator assessment, in addition to their written application forms.

Flight Lieutenant James Elliott, the Wing Aerospace and IT Officer, said, “The standard of Cadets attending the Selection Day was exceptionally high, which reflects extremely well on the Squadrons that trained them, but made our decisions as to who to put forward all the more difficult! We look forward to finding out who is selected at the regional phase.”

The Cadets will now face a rigorous selection process at the Headquarters for North Region Air Cadets at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. Those who are successful will receive 12 hours of practical flying experience through the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme.