Up, Up and Away! Prince William Takes Flight During Royal Air Force Anniversary Event
The royal climbed into the cockpit during an event that honored the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain
William, who is an honorary Air Commandement of RAF Coningsby, visited the Lincolnshire air base to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Tuesday.
And while mechanical issues prevented Harry from taking flight during his visit (he passed on his seat to a wounded veteran), William was able to go for a spin in an aircraft.
William, 33, also attended a special lunch in the base’s hanger, where he mingled with pilots and engineers from the historic flight 75 years ago.
The prince trained as a pilot at RAF Cranwell before learning to fly helicopters and serving as a pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in Wales.
William followed in his father’s footsteps as Prince Charles earned his “wings” in 1971 after training as a jet pilot in the RAF. William, who rose up the rank of Flight Lieutenant, officially left military service in September 2013 after the birth of Prince George.
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