27-year-old, Prince William, who is currently on a two-week posting at RAF Valley search and rescue base, is flying real-life rescue missions with RAF helicopters to save stricken sailors off the Welsh coast. This period is part of prince’s RAF (Royal Air Force) SAR (Search and rescue) pilot training.
Prince William is not yet fully qualified as a chopper pilot and so was not allowed to take the controls during the missions, but picked up valuable practical tips. Second in line to throne Royal royal has attended one emergency and several other call-outs during his two-week posting at RAF Valley search and rescue base.
According to RAF source, “He(Prince William) is very keen and a quick learner. His flying skills are coming on and he has all the makings of a first-rate pilot”.
The prince will return to RAF Shawbury later this month to continue his pilot training. He will then be transferred to the 203 Squadron base on Anglesey to train full-time on rescue copters like Sea Kings.
“He’s on Anglesey for two weeks before returning to RAF Shawbury. We can’t discuss details of what he’s doing while he’s there but it’s part of his training” she added.