Congratulations again this month go to Flight Sergeant Billy Thomas who has been selected for the Corps Qualified Aerospace Instructors course. Billy was selected alongside 3 other South and East Midlands Wing Cadets from Squadrons across the wing, Sergeant’s McCaffrey and Sunny and Corporal Digpaul.
QAIC is the Royal Air Force Air Cadet’s premier aerospace course. Aimed at senior cadets, the challenging syllabus requires a high level of commitment. The course, now in its thirteenth year, aims to provide youngsters from across the UK with the training and insight to pursue their career in aviation and aerospace. Graduates from the course are presented with their blue lanyard, which is worn on their uniform.
There are always hundreds of applications for the course and following an intense selection process, just 40 of the highest calibre students are selected. The chosen cadets were then continuously assessed throughout the eight month course in order to maintain their place.
QAIC runs annually over a period of six months, offering the 40 cadets from across the Air Cadets to develop their understanding in aviation topics. This includes aerodynamics, air power, air traffic control, aviation’s studies, practical flight and navigation training and instructional technique.