Flight simulator takes off!
St. Aidan’s has been successful in getting onto the Falcon Initiative, an innovative project that aims to inspire and motivate 13-18 year-olds by providing them with an opportunity to engage with a practical, fun and educationally-relevant engineering and business project. Importantly, this project will enable students to experience the practical application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in a real world context.
This competition challenges students to make a fully working flight simulator. The students already have the fuselage of a plane sorted but will need a number of other parts to get the flight simulator fully working. The team for the competition is currently being put together, but it will be made up a range of ages.
The project is sponsored by the Royal Aeronautical Society and Boeing and we are one of only a handful of schools lucky enough to join this challenge. If you can offer any expertise or parts please let Mr Wilson in the Physics department know.