Maitland Air League wants you to sign up

UP: Pilots Damian Hamilton & Rodd Ferrier, cadets Ethan Standen, Brody Scott, Ian Fenton, Zach Nicholls, Jaymie Hawkins James Standen, Harry Mathews. Picture: Supplied
UP: Pilots Damian Hamilton & Rodd Ferrier, cadets Ethan Standen, Brody Scott, Ian Fenton, Zach Nicholls, Jaymie Hawkins James Standen, Harry Mathews. Picture: Supplied

The Maitland Air League is calling for new cadets to sign up as it prepares to kick off a marching band and secure community grants.

The Air League helps Maitland’s youngsters take the first steps toward take off.

The Air League encourages all young people interested in flight to join and opens up pathways to Airforce cadetships in teenage years. 

“Some of our best fighter pilots came through the Maitland squadron,” Maitland Squadron’s officer in command Colin Mathews said.

While the league offers a handy transition path to the Royal Air Force, many of its graduates have also gone on to fly in private or commercial capacities. 

The club meets every Friday night at the Royal Newcastle Aero Club at Rutherford from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and there are many more events planned throughout the year that will put members in the cockpit. 

Boys and girls squadrons are stationed in the Hunter Region. 

Contact Mr Mathews on 0428 689 642 or 4966 0520.