RAF 100 Flagship National Aerospace Camp
1. The RAF Air Cadets have been tasked with holding the National Aerospace Camp as a flagship RAF 100 event in 2018. In collaboration with RAF stations and industry partners, cadets will experience specialist aerospace training, exclusive aviation and engineering themed visits, and flying and gliding opportunities.
2. The camp will be hosted by 2FTS at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire, and will begin at 12:00 on Saturday 18 August and finish by 12:00 on Saturday 25 August 2018.
The National Aerospace Camp is open to all cadets from the ATC and CCF aged between 14 – 20 (as of 18 August 2018) who are interested in aviation and other aerospace industries.
Further information can be found on www.2ftsaerospace.org and a social media campaign will be used to promote the camp
The camp will aim to design a programme which offers each cadet a tailored selection of activities based on their preferences. Operational requirements may however mean it is not possible to meet top preferences. When submitting details of the chosen cadets to the sharepoint site, Wings/HQ CCF(RAF) will also need to enter the cadets’ top 5 activity preferences from:
• Blue Comms course – Introduction to the use of radio voice procedures and cyber security.
• Bronze Comms course (must already hold Blue Comms) – Additional radio voice procedures.
• Silver Comms course (must already hold Bronze Comms) – Advanced radio procedures to run a Network control station.
• Engineering course – Insights into real-world application of aerospace engineering skills.
• Drones course – An introduction to the subject of drones, covering the basic principles of drone design, piloting and mission planning.
• Space course – Training delivered by the National Space Centre.
• Air Traffic Control course – Training on basic air traffic control disciplines and flight navigation, using radar control, visual control and flight simulation.
• Aerospace Battle Management course – Training delivered by the RAF’s Air Control Centre, including air battle planning, coordination and simulation.
• RAF Waddington Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) visit – Briefing and tours, including operational aircraft and insight into the diverse range of aircrew trades.
• RAF Coningsby Aircrew and Engineering Visit – Behind the scenes insight into how a fast jet squadron trains and operates.
• RAF Linton On Ouse Air Operations Acquaintance Centre (AOAC) and Pilot Training visit – Gain experience in Air Operations through the use of flight simulation and station visits.
9. Further information and updates about the camp can be found on:
• Facebook – facebook.com/no2fts
• Twitter – twitter.com/2ftsCamp
• Instagram – instagram.com/2ftscamp