Terrace Cadet Nathanial Brochu tests out the pilot seat of a Cessna 172 as part of an exclusive tour at Victoria Airport for air cadets attending Albert Head Cadet Training Centre.

Terrace cadet takes the pilot seat in Victoria

Cadet Nathanial Brochu, 13, from 747 Unicorn Royal Canadian Air Cadets indulges his love of planes in tour of airport

Cadet Nathanial Brochu, 13, from 747 Unicorn Royal Canadian Air Cadets got to indulge his love of planes while exploring the cockpit of a Cessna 172 at Victoria Airport, during an exclusive tour for air cadets taking courses at Albert Head Cadet Training Centre this summer.

Enjoying a coveted place in the left-hand pilot seat, Brochu excitedly inspected the instruments.

“This is my first time away from my family for more than one night and I am down here in Victoria! I love the opportunities for travel that I get from air cadets. I am excited about going to museums and sight-seeing in different places,” said Brochu.

Along with Brochu, the cadets saw the different working parts of a plane and were taught the pre-flight checks every pilot has to complete before taking off.

This summer, Brochu, who has been a cadet for almost a year, is taking the two week general training course where he will enjoy a sample of the many activities cadets can pursue and learn important skills such as making a bed.

A student at Skeena Middle School, Brochu loves animation when not at cadets but really enjoys the fun activities of the Air Cadet Program.

“The flying is really fun. I have been gliding and flying in the tow plane. I can’t describe the feeling but it is good. I just love all the fun!” he said.

Brochu went on to enjoy a tour of the Sea King helicopters at 443 Marine Helicopter Squadron.

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