Winford Primary School - Fantastic Flight Workshop

Added 19th December 2014



A day of workshops to build a stable airframe capable of powered flight - Children worked in mixed age groups to produce gliders with the winning gliders being fitted with radio controlled motors and receivers.

At the end of the day parents were treated to an Airshow  in which children presented their learning about aviation heritage, tested and re-engineered airframes before selecting four aircraft to formation fly in the airshow.

Meet the mentors - engineers and business people working 1:4 with children 

Trimming the wing, tail and fin for stable flight

Observed flight tests for each manufacturing team

Explaining George Caley's Whirling Arm (1804) to parents

Explaining to parents how their gliders can be trimmed for slow and stable flight

Formation flying with radio control

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