NI ATC’S Sting in the Centennial tail
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