Guiding and inspiring the Future of the Scottish Aerospace Industry
Looking after education for the Scottish Airshow, we want to showcase what is great about aviation. Our vision is that this will grow across future airshows engaging school children and their families from all social backgrounds. So this autumn we will start our programs of workshops with experts in schools across Ayrshire. In doing this we want young people to pursue careers in the amazing world of aviation and the aerospace industry ensuring that Scotland and Ayrshire are perfectly placed for the future.
And the Scottish Airshow itself...? The sun came out and over 50,000 people came to the airshow and witnessed the first ever science lesson with a jet fighter trainer during our "Science of Flight" jet display.Then at the "science of Flight" marquee we gave away 1500 education packs to children and families. What an amazing way to kick start our Scottish Airshow Legacy program. Please follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep an eye on when we are going to your school or our next appeareance. And please please vist our Mydonate page to help us continue our work in schools. Finally thank you to our sponors below and have a look at the photos from the weekend. If you have any photos, please share them ith us via our email adress or social media.
Thank you to our sponsors (below), STEM Ambassadors, the Royal Voluntary Service, Ayrshire College, University of Glasgow & Strathclyde Air Squadron (UGSAS) and, of course, Prestwick Airport.
Somewhere down on the ground on a red double decker bus, Dr Geoff Coxon gives the science of flight commentary using the jet Provost to over 50,000 people. Molecules, chemistry and physics help explain what our display pilot is doing with the jet and why it's important that young people need to develop new technologies of the future.
Education packs at the ready and the finished articles of which 1500 were given away FREE to families and children. What a day!
Our Science of flight marquee and presence with Jet Provost G-BVEZ (XM479) at Ayr Low Green Saturday 6th and at the Prestwick Airport static display on Sunday 7th.