Airman is flying high in the RAF

rafram'Leading Aircraftsman Christopher Lassmans (24) from Worksop has just completed training as a Flight Operations Assistant. Pictured with receiving his certificate with Wing Commander Martin Johnson (right)
rafram'Leading Aircraftsman Christopher Lassmans (24) from Worksop has just completed training as a Flight Operations Assistant. Pictured with receiving his certificate with Wing Commander Martin Johnson (right)
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PROUD airman Christopher Lassmans was presented with a certificate by a senior RAF commander – after completing a course allowing him to help control military aircraft in the skies.

The 24-year-old former pupil of Valley Comprehensive, Worksop, whose parents Stewart and Sarah Lassmans still live in the town, has been awarded his graduation certificate after successfully completing training at the RAF’s Central Air Traffic Control School, at RAF Shawbury, in Shropshire.

Leading Aircraftsman Lassmans is about to start work as a flight operations assistant.

The course involved five weeks’ training, with extensive tuition in meteorology, flight planning, navigation, aircraft operations and communications. That was followed by a five-week practical period, using simulators to test his skills in an operational environment.

Christopher received a certificate for completing the course from senior RAF officer, Wing Commander Martin Johnson and is to serve at RAF Leuchars in Scotland, home to Typhoon fighter aircraft.