Leeds cub pilots all set for take-off in bid for air activity stripes

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Cubs were flying high as they got a behind-the-scenes glimpse at life in the air industry.

The group of 21 youngsters from the 1st Burley in Wharfedale Scout Group paid a special visit to Jet2.com’s aircraft hangar at Leeds Bradford Airport.

They were given a tour of a 737 aircraft – and were even fortunate enough to sit in the plane’s cockpit.

The lucky youngsters were also handed an insight into how a plane’s engine works.

Their visit to Leeds Bradford was arranged by Jet2.com base engineer Marcus Mountcastle to help them earn their air activities badge.

Marcus said: “The cubs had to visit an airfield, air display or air museum to earn their badge, so obviously we were more than happy to help them fulfil one of the key requirements.

“The boys were extremely well behaved and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their visit. Everyone involved here at Jet2.com was pleased to support them in ticking another task off their list, and it also brought back a few fond memories of being in the cubs and scouts ourselves!”

Other tasks that can be completed before cub scouts gain an air activities badge include:

* Making and flying three different types of paper glider;

* Assembling a plastic scale model aeroplane to a reasonable standard;

* Identifying six airlines from their markings.

Jet2.com serves 47 sun, ski and city destinations from Leeds Bradford. For more details or to book flights, visit the www.jet2.com website.


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