1406 Stamford Squadron

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Serious Cadet Instructor Skills!

Sgt StaceyCadet Sergeant Heather Stacey (17) from Spalding 1406 Sqn Air Training Corps has been awarded a coveted “Blue Lanyard” for qualifying to instruct the Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course (QAIC) which aims to deliver an exciting programme of aerospace related activities for senior cadets.

Selection for the QAIC was rigorous. The firstly a paper application by the candidates, with successful applicants attending a selection evaluation weekend, where candidates went through a series of assessments, including a 5 minute presentation, interview, tests on the flight simulator and air traffic simulator, leadership exercises, discussions and an ATC / RAF knowledge quiz, with candidates debriefed on their performance at the conclusion of the weekend.

One of the few who successfully completed and now designated as a Qualified Aerospace Instructor (QAI) is allowed to wear the coveted QAI badge and Blue Lanyard when in uniform. Additionally on successful completion of workbooks, she will be awarded a Level 2 ILM Certificate in Team Working and is now qualified to run and instruct in the Regional Activity Centre, such as the one at RAF Cranwell and on the Air Cadet Community Engagement Platforms.

These Cadet Instructors have experience in creating and delivering interactive presentations on a wide-array of aerospace and air power related subjects for use on Squadrons and Wings. QAIC Subjects cover:

• Air Traffic Control • Practical Flight & Navigation Training • Air Power • Aerodynamics • Instructional Techniques • Radio Communications • Leadership & Teamwork • Pilot Studies

As such Cadet Sergeant Stacey should be very proud of her achievement and is truly a serious cadet instructor with some skills!