Cadets to get aircraft for training


July 20, 2016
Members of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force

Cadets on the island are set to benefit from the purchase of an aircraft, which is costing the country US$22,000, or approximately $2.7 million.

The aircraft, which is 45 years old, is being bought for the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF).

Cabinet recently approved the procurement of a 1971 Cessna 150L aircraft by the JCCF from Southwind Aviation Inc.

The purchase of the aircraft is to be funded using a grant provided by the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom, and the proceeds from insurance claims in relation to a Cessna 150L aircraft, previously owned by the JCCF which crashed in August 1997.

As part of its curriculum, the JCCF provides training in Aeronautics, however, this training has been hampered as they have been without an aircraft since 1997 when their previous craft aircraft was rendered inoperable.