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Air cadet Tia Linton from Ramsey helped to land a Sea King helicopter during her squadron s visit to Wattisham Airfield. A group of 13 air cadets from 511 (Ramsey) and 2331 (St Ives) Squadrons learned about the Sea King and Apache helicopters used by the

Air cadet Tia Linton from Ramsey helped to land a Sea King helicopter during her squadron's visit to Wattisham Airfield.

A group of 13 air cadets from 511 (Ramsey) and 2331 (St Ives) Squadrons learned about the Sea King and Apache helicopters used by the Squadron B Flight (Search and Rescue Sea Kings) and 663 Squadron Army Air Corps.

They were instructed on the technical and mechanical aspects of flying, and then had the opportunity to enjoy a ride in the Sea King.

Tia, 15, said she was surprised when she was asked to help the pilot land the helicopter. She had to watch the ground and instruct the pilot to take the helicopter down safely.

The visiting cadets also looked around an Apache helicopter and had a chance to sit in the cockpit. They also saw the Suffolk Police Air Support Unit as well as mapping systems and the camera on board the Eurocopter.

INFORMATION: Ramsey Squadron meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Cadet Hut, in Redebourne Lane, Bury. The squadron is actively seeking prospective cadets and adult staff and can be contacted on 01487 710776 or by e-mailing ramseyaircadets@googlemail.com

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n Cadet Tia Linton is pictured in the Apache helicopter. Picture: SUPPLIED