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.

Airborne March

Cadets & Staff from across Devon & Somerset Wing took part in the annual Airborne March in Holland which commemorates the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. In total 31732 people took part in the march this year, next year it could be you…

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