Cadet Sergeant Nathan Moffatt, aged 18, recently completed his Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course, after seven long months of training at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
This is an academically demanding course, involving a great deal of commitment. Nathan has had to use excellent organisation skills in order to manage his A Levels, other Air Cadet activities and his job at the Nottingham Building society whilst on the course.
The course covered air traffic control simulation, basic flight simulation, air power, aerodynamics, instructional technique, radio communications, leadership and teamwork, pilot studies as well as completing an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 2 qualification in Team Working. Sergeant Moffatt managed to score the highest on the course, out of all of the candidates based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, in his Air Power essay titled ‘describe and comment on the developments of ISTAR in the 21st century’.
After completing the course Sergeant Moffatt now looks to use his qualification both on the squadron and in the wider cadet community. He said “I would like to inspire others to have an interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force, and pass on the knowledge I have learnt on the Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course to the next generation of Air Cadets.”
Flying Officer Kment, the Training Officer at 2195, said “Sergeant Moffatt is a credit to the Squadron. Managing to pass the course and join the small number of select cadets in the Corps to achieve QAIC is a testament to his hard work and determination. We hope he inspires a younger generation of cadets to follow in his footsteps and utilise everything that the Air Training Corps has to offer”.