Boeing United Kingdom shows air cadets a flying future
London, United Kingdom, December 22, 2012 - Boeing Flight Services London Gatwick Campus, close to London’s Gatwick Airport, hosted a group of Air Cadets to a tour of the facility in late December. The group was led by David Cullen of Thomson Airways, which will be the UK launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in early 2013.
As part of the tour the cadets received a briefing from the campus team, a maintenance classroom demo for the 787, a 757 simulator session and experience of the 787 Door Trainer, various flat panel trainers & simulators before a final question and answer session with their hosts for the day.
“The Cadets were hugely impressed, had a great day, and are all very grateful for the fascinating and exciting time they had at Boeing,” said David Cullen a Boeing 757 pilot at Thomson Airways. “The visit was outstanding and we all thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Boeing. The Cadets are still 'buzzing' after their fantastic day out. It was a fascinating and stimulating program, which gave the Cadets a great insight into how a professional training establishment works.”
“We are very grateful to the team at the campus for taking time out to host the cadets,” said Sir Roger Bone, president of Boeing UK & Ireland. “As we grow as a company in the UK we like to do as much as we can to inspire young people to consider a career in aerospace. Visits like this help to open their eyes to the possibilities available to them.”
Major Derek Adcock of Combined Cadet Force Contingent (CCF) at Calday Grange Grammar School said “We have had a really great day at the campus. Neither I nor the cadets realised that there were so many careers and roles within Boeing.” http://www-cmt-01.cs.boeing.com/iw-cc/command/iw.group.preview_file?vpath=//www-cmt-01.cs.boeing.com/default/main/boeing/WORKAREA/shared/sites/en_GB/products-services/commercial-airplanes/boeing-flight-services.page