A group of Air Cadets from across the country have been given a lesson in how physics plays an important role in everyday life as part of a visit to a Fylde fighter jet factory.
The group were visiting BAE Systems’ site in Warton, where aircraft flown by air forces across the globe are built. The visit is part of a country-wide tour organised by the RAF to encourage young people to study key subjects in science, technology, engineering and maths. The group stayed at HMS Inskip, home of the Lancashire and Cumbria Air Training Corps, as part of a residential course to encourage them to think about careers in engineering. During the visit to Warton, the cadets were shown around the production facilities for the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk fast jet trainer, as well as quizzing BAE Systems’ Chief Test Pilot, Mark Bowman, about his career flying fast jets.
They also took part in the BAE Systems and Royal Air Force schools roadshow which is now in its tenth year.
Air Commodore Chris Elliot said: “The Royal Air Force recognises that engaging early with young people to encourage them to work hard at science and maths is key to solving the technical skills shortages we are already encountering in the UK.”