21 Year 10 pupils from the RAF section of Seaford College’s CCF recently spent an enjoyable day at RAF Odiham, home to the most distinctive of helicopters – the Chinook. The cadets had a guided tour around a Chinook, learning about the aircraft’s history and how it operates, each taking a turn to sit in the pilot’s seat.
The students then listened to an informative talk in the armoury about the vast array of weapons used by the RAF. They learnt entertaining facts, such as the need for a new shorter rifle becoming apparent when soldiers kept falling over as they collided with door frames while attempting house clearances.
“Lastly came the highlight of the day: a flight in a Chinook,” said Augusta Pitteway, CCF Pilot Officer. “We were all kitted out with helmets and climbed on board for a half-hour flight. The cadets all had a fantastic time and we look forward to making this an annual visit.”