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Spreading Our Wings With Bletchley Park Air Cadets

Mirus Donates Flight Simulator Equipment to Local Cadet Unit

The 36 strong cadet unit, officially known as 2366 (Bletchley Park) Squadron is led by Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant Paul Weston RAFVR(T) and his wish was to be able to teach the cadets the basics of flight training as well as have the ability to simulate flights in group formation and have one-to-one tutorials.

So Bletchley Park Civilian Instructor Paul Nightingale took to overseeing the Flight Simulator Project and enrolled the help of Mirus IT to assist, and we were only too happy to help out!

Mirus donated PC towers, computer software, graphics cards, cables and our top technician Chris for the afternoon to set it all up! – We set up three dual screens and a fourth PC with a single screen for the flight control. This allows the room to be used for multi-player use, single person lessons and the new computer suite also doubles up as an examination area for when the cadets take their on-line exams.

We popped down to see how the cadets were enjoying the new equipment and we were hosted to a fun packed evening of drills, virtual flying lessons in a Tornado and many laughs when the multi-player dogfights began between Mirus MD, Paul Tomlinson and the cadets!

At the end of the evening Flight Lieutenant Paul Weston RAFVR(T) hosted an awards evening in which many proud cadets received certificates for a range of proficiencies. The commanding officer also awarded Paul Tomlinson with a etched glass paperweight for his generosity to the Squadron, this is now sitting proudly in the Mirus Awards Cabinet.

 

If you are interested in learning more about The Air Cadets you can follow their twitter feed, visit the RAF Air Cadets website or email the unit at 2366@aircadets.org

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