Flight Simulators on the way to Squadron 215 Airforce Cadets

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta was greeted to a warm welcome at the Airforce Cadets Squadron 215 this week.

Through the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Program Mr Vasta secured $14,000 funding for the local group to help further develop the cadet’s skills.

Mr Vasta said this funding will enable the club to purchase two state of the art flight simulators for the growing number of cadets to use.

“These flight simulators will give the cadets real experience behind the joystick; I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when they get to test them out in the next few months.”

215 Squadron Commanding Officer David Bentley said that the funding will equip the cadets with so many great skills including learning how to fly.

“The cadets will be able to help build the simulators, and they will also be taught how to program the simulators, use them and assist with maintenance and upkeep which will teach them valuable skills that they can then use in the program but also out in the real world as young adults.”

The Squadron will officially open the new simulators for use at their closing parade on the 1st December 2018