From shutting off engines, starting a fire or changing the weather; the simulator can throw a whole range of situations at trainee pilots.

The students then got hands on with the simulator itself dealing with fires, an unstable helicopter and an untimely crash due to the loss of both engines whilst trying to return to the UK from Germany!

2018 is 'The Year of Engineering' in the Royal Navy and Oxford is one of 15 URNUs located across the UK offering opportunities to 750 undergraduates from the country’s leading universities.

The URNU's mission is: "To develop an understanding of the Naval Service in undergraduates, so that those who go into civilian employment are positive advocates thereof and to facilitate a Naval Career for those who choose one.

The URNU is a chance to experience military life without commitment and gain new skills applicable to all walks of life.

Words by Mid Finch-Hatton-Mason

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)

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