NI ATC’S Sting in the Cen­ten­nial tail

Pilot - - PILOT NOTES -

The Cen­ten­nial Wings project, on which some sev­enty cadets from sev­en­teen squadrons in the Air Train­ing Corps’ North­ern Ire­land Wing worked to­gether to build a Sting S4, came to a very pub­lic con­clu­sion at July’s Royal In­ter­na­tional Air Tat­too at RAF Fair­ford when the com­pleted air­craft made its de­but. The aim of the project, which was backed by the Air League and Boe­ing and sup­ported by the Ul­ster Avi­a­tion So­ci­ety and Light Air­craft As­so­ci­a­tion, was to con­struct an ul­tra­light air­craft and have it fin­ished for RIAT. Led by Sqn Ldr RAFAC Aaron Coulter, the team now has the air­craft (ap­pro­pri­ately reg­is­tered G-NIAC) ready for flight test­ing and per­mit is­sue by the Light Avi­a­tion As­so­ci­a­tion.

The in­ten­tion is that Cen­ten­nial Wings will en­able many Air Cadets to learn to fly over the com­ing years.

'This is one I made ear­lier...' some of the cadets who helped build the Sting

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.