Four RGC CCF RAF section cadets and the Contingent Commander enjoyed a huge range of activities at a week-long National Air and Space Camp in Lincolnshire.
The cadets were introduced to Air and Space studies and experiences including drone technology, hands on engineering, BAE Systems fighter cockpit design, robotics, cyber, space, advanced flight simulators. The pupils had the chance to fly gliders at RAF Cranwell and ‘flew’ the Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) simulator at RAF Waddington.
They also attended talks from Professor Anu Ojha, Director of the UK's National Space Academy programme and a Director of the National Space Centre where they also had the opportunity to talk with senior guests from the military and wider industry.
Cpl Kimberley shared: "The camp was the highlight of my summer, providing the opportunity to experience gliding and participate in many science and space-themed activities which related to a wide variety of careers including Air Traffic Control and Aerospace Engineering. I thoroughly enjoyed making friends with like-minded Air Cadets from across the UK."
Cadet James added: "NASC was an amazing experience. I enjoyed hands-on design and engineering tasks and using flight simulators but the highlight was the opportunity to take control of a glider during my flight. It was awesome!"
Wg Cdr Montgomery summarised: "The event was made possible due to the support and commitment of the Royal Air Force and over 30 industry partners including Rolls Royce, Boeing, Babcock and British Airways, who delivered presentations and practical lessons and offered detailed careers advice in relevant areas. It was exciting to see VR, simulation, coding and drones bringing the Astra ambition of the RAF to life."