We have worked with schools, museums and festivals outreaching to hundreds of young people, educators and families. Here is what some people thought about the SKYLAB.
Danny Anderson, Zizys Events.
"Following the success of their event at the 2013 Prestwick Festival of Flight, the Scottish Airshow is delighted to have SKYLAB supporting and taking part in the 2014 Airshow. The SKYLAB is all about encouraging and educating the next generation of Aviators and Engineers and helps us fulfil our three primary objectives of having a great Public Event for everyone of all ages to enjoy while also developing Education and Business in Ayrshire.”
Adam Love Rogers, Learning Officer, The National Museum of Flight, East Fortune.
“Dr Geoff Coxon and the Skylab were obvious partners of choice for National Museum of Flight from our earliest meetings. Whilst there are a number of good schemes to engage young people with STEM subjects and aviation the SKYLAB has a number of qualities that put it ahead; Dr Coxon’s own background in education and academia, the consultation that was undertaken before and since the charity was launched, and not least the bold decision to use real jet aircraft as an engagement tool.”
David Hill, Aerospace Engineer, Atkins.
"the SKYLAB is a great charity supporting and inspiring young people into the Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths subjects. The SKYLAB provides students with an insight into the world of aviation with fun, practical and engaging activities, demonstrating the basic concepts of flight and the control surfaces on an aircraft, with a stunning display from the BAC Jet Provost topping off a fantastic day of learning."
Harley Reiss Slaven, MEng Aero-Mechanical Engineering Student & STEM Ambassador
"What I like most about the SKYLAB is that it benefits both young people and STEM volunteers. The students are able to learn about aeronautics in an exciting way that's more engaging than the typical classroom, and the volunteers are given the opportunity to develop themselves further as professionals outside of their normal working environment. There weren't many positive female STEM role models when I was at school, so I think this is a great way to encourage young girls to consider STEM careers more seriously whilst taking part in a fun activity
Christian Macfarlane, Producer at Pocketwatch Productions.
"Having been able to watch how young people interact with the SKYLAB from an outside perspective, the event fully engaged them and sparked an interest in aviation and the STEM subjects. Of course the use of an actual, working jet fighter to showcase what they had been learning about during the SKYLAB caused great delight. I would have loved taking part in a project like this at school ! I would highly recommend it! "