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)
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.
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.
The RAFAC is open to any young person aged 12 (in year 8 of school) and 18; 306 Sqn 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