HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Welcome to the Schools Aerospace Challenge 2019.
Schools Aerospace Challenge helps 16-18 year olds enter the real world of aviation and engineering, with the chance to attend a residential summer school packed with exclusive events and experiences, and prizes of up to £3,000.
The challenge? Put your team’s imagination and skills to the test by submitting design solutions to a realistic challenge set by the Royal Air Force, one of our main sponsors.
So, what are you waiting for? Teams from schools, Air Training Corps and other youth organisations can enter. Have you got what it takes? Get started on the Schools Aerospace Challenge 2019.
Teams must include three members, supported by an adult sponsor from their school, Air Training Corp squadron or other recognised youth organisation. Each team must submit their final design solution on no more than five sides of A4 by 1 June 2019.
The top 12 entries will be selected by a panel of judges, the Challenge Directors. Shortlisted teams will be notified by mid-June and invited to attend a week-long aerospace experience Summer School on Cranfield University campus been 21 – 26th July 2019.
It’s an exclusive opportunity to enter the world of aerospace, including the chance to fly and to gather flight data on-board the National Flying Laboratory’s Jetstream ‘flying classroom’. Along with practical design and management exercises, there are presentations from top industry guest experts and visits to some of the best aviation sites in the UK (and some indoor sky diving!). It’s a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities available in aerospace, and to begin to make contacts in this exciting world.
Individual team performance at Cranfield counts towards the overall selection of the winning teams. The teams will receive their prizes (£3,000 for the winners and £1,000 each to the two runners up) at a formal Awards Ceremony/Reception – dates TBC – at the prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers headquarters in central London. The teams present their designs to a distinguished audience of aerospace industry professionals – the Royal Air Force Chief of Air Staff will be the guest of honour and will present the awards. The winning team will also receive the Schools Aerospace Challenge Trophy, presented by Cranfield University.
Winners of the John Farley Memorial Award
Team Sikorsky from Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Front L to R: George Smith, Abudyhay Luthra, Harry Walden , Matvey Boguslavsky
Back: Kim Farley, RAF CAS, ACM Sir Stephen Hillier, Sheila Thomsen
2018 Runners Up
Team When Boars Fly from Tonbridge School, Kent
RAF CAS, ACM Sir Stephen Hillier, Jasper Driessen, Matthew Barker, Tommy Rochussen
2018 Third Place
Team Flight from Latymer Upper Schools
RAF CAS, ACM Sir Stephen Hillier, Michelle Kostin, Varun Randery, Teymour Gray
2018 Fourth Place
Team Welbeck Tri Service Team from Welbeck Defence Sixth From College
RAF CAS, ACM Sir Stephen Hillier, Sam Taylor, Henry Sanford, Jack Bilsborough
2018 Joint Fifth Place
Team Repton Blue from Repton School, Derbyshire
RAF CAS, ACM Sir Stephen Hillier, Amber Harcus, Megan Klymowec, Serena Cole
2018 Joint Fifth Place
Team CAN from St Paul’s School
RAF CAS, ACM Sir Stephen Hillier, Amaan Ahmad, Cole Hunt, Navonil Neogi