Visit to Exeter Airport

17 Cadets and 3 staff from 13 (City of Exeter Squadron) ATC recently enjoyed a fantastic visit to Exeter Airport based airline flybe’s Walker hangar. The huge building has 8 work bays and provides extensive maintenance facilities for the companies own and 3rd party airline aircraft.

13 Sqn had an 1 ½ hour guided tour of the hangar and were shown several Dash 8 and Embraer E-Jet family aircraft in various stages of deep maintenance. The talk included a look at the aircrafts systems and engines, watching an undercarriage test and the group even got to go inside an E-175 jet which was completely stripped out as part of a major check. The visit was arranged by 13 Sqn CI Chris Hurford, who works as an engineer for flybe.

A massive thanks to flybe Aircraft Services for allowing us a rare look around their hangar.