2461 (Sawston) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

2461 (Sawston) Squadron is the Air Cadet Squadron based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford

Thursday 27 December 2018

Early Christmas for 2461 (Sawston) Squadron

Christmas came a little early for Cadets at 2461 Sawston! As another valuable resource for our squadron - it’s own flight simulator becomes fully operational after full a system upgrade. On the last parade of this year, cadets were able to experience a flight! 

Earlier this year CI Alan Barnett and CI Daniel Schmeer were set to task to get our Flight Simulator fully operational.  At our opening event in November, CI Barnett spoke with Air Commodore, Dawn McCafferty, CBE about the issues and hurdles that they were facing to get the Flight Simulator up and running. 

CI Barnett said “Now the Flight Simulator is fully functional cadet training will commence in the new year with all of our cadets getting a unique experience of flight. Training will not be affected by the winter weather or daylight hours!”

CI Barnett had also contacted the Air Commodore to pass on the great news and he received the following message;  

“Alan, thanks for this hugely positive update and thanks to you and everyone else who has made this possible.  I am sure the cadets will gain huge benefit from having their own flight simulator and it helps keep the air in air cadets in a fun and educational way.  I wish all at Sawston a very Merry Xmas and a great 2019”.

CO Tim Barker said “We are so grateful to both CI Barnett and CI Schmeer in upgrading and updating our Flight Simulator.  We are very fortunate to have such a valuable piece of technology for the cadets to experience flight”.

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Email 2461@aircadets.org for more details.  #WhatWeDo @aircadets @bedsandcam

CI Lisa Wood
Media & Communications Officer
21st December 2018

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