We were delighted to support the National Air & Space Camp’s industry day that took place at RAF Syerston this week.
The National Air & Space Camp is the flagship event for the RAF Air Cadets. It offers the opportunity for young people from across the UK to immerse themselves in the aviation and space industry and to discover how wide and varied careers in this sector can be – something Inzpire is eager to champion.
A key objective for the camp is getting as many cadets flying and gliding as possible. Beyond that, cadets get the opportunity to experience the latest virtual reality training, robotics, drones, and engineering - giving them insight into the exciting STEM opportunities available within military, defence, education, and other local industries.
To showcase what Inzpire is about, we took along our mixed reality deployable joint terminal attack controller simulator (CASE JTAC), for the cadets to demo. They were able to see first-hand how mixed reality can be used for training purposes; wearing our virtual reality headset that placed them in a scenario viewable on the green screen, they were still able to see and interact with real equipment around them.
Over 600 cadets attended the camp’s industry day, plus adult volunteers. We chatted to some of them to find out what they had enjoyed throughout the week.
Flight Sergeant Zoè Tutt, 402 Gravesend, said: “It’s been really good to mix with other people from around the country, seeing how different squadrons work. You get inspiration from other people which you can take back to your own squadron.
“I’ve enjoyed chatting to people in the industry; people who are already in the positions I want to be in for my future career.”
Cadet Warrant Officer Kaitlyn Cassidy, 1232 SQD City of Dundee, said: “My favourite bit about the camp is getting everyone together, getting to interact with all the industries and seeing everyone enjoying themselves and having a good time.
“We’ve had loads of cadets going on simulators and station visits. I got to go to RAF Cranwell. We got to look at all the different training facilities, everything that they offer, and got to experience what it could be like if we joined up, or more generally if we wanted to pursue civilian careers.”
All said they were looking forward to the private flying display – including the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF’s Chinook helicopter display team – which marks the culmination of the event.
The Inzpire team had a great day engaging with the future generation of aerospace professionals at the National Air & Space Camp. Find out how we can support your next STEM event.
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