1406 Stamford Squadron

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Top Training Course Success

Cadet Sergeant Jordan Bertolaso (18) is only the second 1406 Sqn NCO to be presented the highly-prized blue lanyard of the Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course (QAIC), which is notoriously difficult to get chosen for, let alone pass.

He was selected from more than 300 applications to take part in the course.

Once selected he travelled to RAF Linton-on-Ouse, near York once a month for intensive working weekends, starting in September through to March, he built on his knowledge and developed skills to teach others.

In April he was tested, including researching and creating a 40 minute presentation based around Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, which was selected as one of the top four from the whole course.

Jordon will now assist in the running of regional aviation courses, help at Aerospace Camp and possibly at future QAI courses. As part of the course he also completed an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 2 qualification in teamwork.

He said, “In graduating from the course, I have developed a plethora of skills that I will be able to use to teach and grow in other cadets in a subject that I am very fond of. I have seen an improvement in my skills.”