air cadets lift off during Devon trip!
cadets from Burnham-On-Sea have been experiencing the excitement
of flying in an RAF Sea King helicopter this week.
eleven-strong contingent from Burnham's 290 Squadron visited RAF
Chivenor in north Devon, where the rescue helicopter is based.
cadets took part in a safety briefing before being shown the winching
Officer Chris Garrett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The highlight
of the trip for the cadets was having the opportunity to be winched
20 foot into the aircraft before being flown around the coast
of north Devon."
was a fantastic opportunity for the cadets to experience, many
of them had never flown in a helicopter before, let alone being
winched into a helicopter!"
290 Squadron Air Training Corps is based in Burnham at the Cadet
Centre on Highbridge Road and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays
between 7.30pm and 9.45pm. For more information, contact the squadron
on 01934 647805 between these times.