Last month we were delighted to welcome the great cadets from 473 Hartlepool Squadron ATC which is part of the RAF Air Training Corps.
The cadets all aged 11-16 spent the day having a tour of DTVA and it's Fire Station including the opportunity to try out the equipment including wearing the fire kit, attemtpting to put on the breathing apparatus and not fogetting the airport fire engines. They also were lucky to spend time up in the Air Taffic Control tower and visit the fuel farm.
Their time with the Fire Section, Air Traffic Control and Operations was a brilliant opportunity for the cadets to see and gain an understanding of some of the roles carried out behind the scenes which make safe flight operations something we now all take for granted and how the many areas within the airport fit together as a whole within the business.
The experience offered an amazing insight and understanding into inspiring potential career paths the children may wish to pursue upon leaving full time education. It has certainly led to some considered conversations and searching questions from the cadets with regards to aviation fire fighting since returning back to the squadron, which has highlighted what a positive impact their time here had upon the children who attended on the day.
If you want to find out more about the Royal Air Force Air Cadets take a look at their website at http://www.hartlepoolaircadets.co.uk