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Wigston make it to the national finals

Article posted: Jul 01, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

The first team from 1461 Wigston Sqn to enter a national aerospace competition has made it to the final 12.
The schools aerospace challenge is a competition for teams aged between 16 and 18 and the team of 3 and 1 reserve had to design an engineering solution to an RAF requirement, this years challenge was to provide a new way to undertake Air to Air refuelling that makes it a safer and easier operation for the pilots.
The team from 1461 Sqn beat off stiff completion and have now been selected for a unique opportunity to visit Cranfield University, learning about the aerospace industry and competing in other challenges to win the top cash prize and a presentation evening with the Air Chief Marshall.
Cpl Elliot Stark, team captain of the Wigston team said “this has been a really fantastic opportunity for the team. We put together a 6 page solution the air to air refuelling programme and we are really looking forward to the challenges at Cranfield.”

Photo shows the team. Cpl Stark, Cpl Quayle and Cdt Hodson

Fg Off Tim Hargraves OiC 1461 sqn