Aviation day out at Audley End for west Essex Scouts groups

Scouts throw paper planes at their aviation day at Audley End Airfield

Scouts from Thaxted, the Carver Barracks, Newport and Clavering at their aviation day at Audley End Airfield - Credit: Supplied

Three west Essex scout group received an exclusive tour of Audley End Airfield accompanied by the Mayor of Saffron Walden.

The 1st Thaxted-Carver Air, 1st Newport and 1st Clavering scout groups held an aviation day learning about the principles of flight and navigation, and experiencing a WWI simulator.

A group of scouts at the Audley End Airfield

Scouts from Thaxted and the Carver Barracks, Newport and Clavering joined forces for an aviation day at Audley End - Credit: Supplied

Some scouts even entered an art competition mentored by the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Rory Wilson, group scout leader at 1st Thaxted-Carver Air, said: "A brilliant day was had by all.

"A massive thanks to Stewart Luck for wearing several hats and organising it."

"I wonder what’s next for this intrepid bunch!"

Scouts look at a small aeroplane at the Audley End Airfield, Essex

Scouts received a tour of the Audley End Airfield - Credit: Supplied

The group was joined by Mayor of Saffron Walden councillor Richard Porch, UDC leader cllr John Lodge, Saffron Walden Scouts District Commissioner and The Hertfordshire Scouts Glider Team.

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The mayor said: "The children and adults got a real sense of how planes work.

"It was a really impressive experience."

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