Royal Navy captures dreamy views of Devon’s beaches from above

These stunning views of the beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands were taken during a recent Royal Navy training exercise.

They were taken from a blue and white King Air Avenger twin-engined plane used by 750 Naval Air Squadron at Culdrose as a ‘flying classroom’.

Miles of breathtaking scenery and blue seas were captured through the window during a teaching session for Royal Navy helicopter observers and RAF rear crew who were learning the art of navigation and mission planning.

The course in basic flying training takes many weeks and is notoriously difficult to pass.

Beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands taken during a recent Royal Navy training exercise.
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After hours in the classrooms and simulators at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, in Helston, the students take to the air for practical exercises above Devon and Cornwall.

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The successful students will go on to the next stage of their training, learning on specific aircraft to enhance their flying skills and how to use those aircraft to fight.

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If they complete another year of training, they will qualify for front-line squadrons in the RAF or Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.

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On this trip the trainees and instructors had an amazing view along North Devon’s stunning miles of sandy beaches and blue seas.

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