Veterans experience University’s flight simulators

A group of wounded, injured and sick servicemen, women and veterans visited the University’s School of Engineering to receive hands on experience of its flight simulators.

The veterans were able to try five different flight simulators, including one used for low level helicopter operations as well as the Grob Tutor, which includes a circuit of Liverpool airfield and aerobatics.

Dr Mark White, from the University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the veterans to the University of Liverpool.  The aim of the day was to provide them with a great experience flying the simulators and to have some fun with a range of different challenges.”

Lucy Wray , from Help for Heroes, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our Help for Heroes Band of Brothers and Sister members to experience a fun day out, a once in a lifetime opportunity for most.

“Another great benefit of this special day was for our beneficiaries with similar backgrounds, to meet each other from the same region, share experiences and continue mutual support following the event”.

During the event, Help for Heroes hosted a coffee morning for the Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters in the North West region to get together and find out about support provided through the charity.

Band of Brothers provides lifelong support to those who have sustained a career limiting or ending injury during or attributable to service and Band of Sisters (BoS) provides lifelong support to their loved ones.

You can hear coverage of the visit on Radio Merseyside (from 24mins 30secs):

You can view footage from the day here:




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