New Regional Projects Officer (Aviation)

Central & East Region is delighted to welcome Flight Lieutenant Kyle Aldridge to the team as Regional Projects Officer (Aviation).

Kyle has been delivering Aerospace courses for the Region for some time and now takes up this post in addition to his primary role as Officer Commanding 485 Harborne & Quinton ATC .

Flight Lieutenant Aldridge joined the Air Training Corps in 2006 at 492 (Solihull) Squadron. After a successful career as a cadet on the squadron; gaining his Gold DofE award in addition to achieving both a Flying and Gliding Scholarship, he went on to join 633 VGS as a Flight Staff Cadet to continue sharing his passion for aviation with others.

In 2014, after successfully earning his commission, the then Pilot Officer Aldridge moved to 2030 (Birmingham Airport) Squadron, taking on the role of Training Officer, before assuming command of 485 (Harborne & Quinton) Squadron as a Flight Lieutenant.

In addition to his return to gliding at 644 VGS in 2017, at the start of 2020 he joined the RAFAC Immersive Tech Team assisting with the development and roll out of immersive technology across the RAFAC.

Flt Lt Aldridge is also the Aerospace Officer for Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing and the Contingent Commander for St Paul’s School for Girls CCF.

“I am excited to continue supporting and developing aerospace and aviation training across the Region in this role and I am looking forward to working with the other Region Staff as we continue to provide a leading Air Cadet Experience in line with Astra”