Voyager Flight for Sandy Cadets

On Friday 23rd August, Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron were treated to a flight in the RAF’s newest and largest aircraft, the Voyager.

The thirteen cadets and staff joined over 70 cadets and staff for the flight from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, which is home to the 10 Squadron flying the KC-30 Voyager aircraft. The Voyager is a converted passenger aircraft, providing both air transport and air-to-air refuelling capabilities for the Royal Air Force.

Arriving at the air terminal at RAF Brize Norton early in the morning, the cadets soon boarded the aircraft for the flight which lasted two and a half hours, and included a hot lunch on-board.

The flight took the cadets out over the North Sea, where the aircraft carried out air-to-air refuelling operations for four Typhoon aircraft, the RAF’s most modern frontline strike and fighter aircraft. The cadets got an up close look at the Typhoon aircraft inflight, flying in close formation, as well as being able to see the refuelling taking place.

Cadet Matthew Foster, 14, said, “The flight was absolutely brilliant. It’s not every day you get to fly up alongside fast jets, or see air to air refuelling”.

The Squadron like to thank 10 Squadron for allowing the cadets this amazing opportunity, and the crew for making flight a really fantastic experience.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets