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Air Cadet Selected for Prestigious Course

Published Thursday 3rd of May 2012 01:57:36 PM

Old Swinford Hospital student Christopher Bransbury has been awarded an �Air Cadet Pilot Scheme� flying scholarship by the RAF.

Christopher recently gained his �Silver Wings� after completing a Gliding Scholarship Course at RAF Cosford and was recommended for this prestigious scholarship. Prior to flying solo, Christopher had to bank 5 � hours with an instructor.

Christopher then had to complete a short test and be interviewed by a RAF Officer.

�This is an incredible achievement for Christopher� said Flt Lt D P Jenkins (Section Commander OSH CCF) �He is only the second OSH student in 23 years to have been awarded this important scholarship�.

17 year-old Christopher from Solihull is a weekly boarder at Old Swinford Hospital and has been a member of the OSH Air Cadets since Year 9. This latest scholarship will help further his ambition to join the RAF as an officer.

The Air Cadet Pilot Scheme (ACPS) is designed for CCF/ATC Cadets who have excelled in all aspects of their training. The course follows the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulated Joint Aviation Authority Private Pilots Licence flying training syllabus and its aim is to enable a student to fly a solo sortie within the 12 hours allocated. All hours can go towards the 45 hours flying time required for a pilots licence (PPL).
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