HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

WELCOME

Welcome to the Schools Aerospace Challenge 2018.

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 2018.

THE COMPETITION

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 2018

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 from 29 July to 3 August 2018.

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 on Thursday 29th November 2018 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.

2017 WINNERS

This is the winning team “Team Wright Flyer” from 1408 (Dorking) Squadron, Air Training Corps

(L-R)

Flight Sergeant Harry Mellett

Corporal Harry Pite

Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE, Commandant Air Cadets

Team Captain – Sergeant George Wood. 

Mr Geoff Baker, President Elect, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

 Sergeant Thomas Cameron-Jenkins

Team Athena from St Paul’s School, London

Mr Geoff Baker, President Elect, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Team Captain: Toby Lam

Air Commodore Dawn Mc Cafferty CBE, Commandant Air Cadets

Team Members: Anthony Bennett and Rufus Marshall

Runners up

Team DSFC, from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College (L-R)

Team Members: Ollie Estridge and Matt Ryan

Air Commodore, Dawn Mc Cafferty CBE, Commandant Air Cadets

Team Captain: Millie Wallace

Mr Geoff Baker, President Elect, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

GET STARTED ON THE SCHOOLS AEROSPACE CHALLENGE - ENTER TODAY!

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