RAeS 'Schools Build-A-Plane' Project

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM [GMT]

Waterside Theatre, British Airways Waterside HQ, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom


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Event Information

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM [GMT]

About the Events





The “Schools Build-A-Plane Challenge” is an ambitious, innovative and exciting project that was initiated by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and its sponsors Boeing UK with the assistance of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) to engage school pupils in providing young people in secondary schools to gain hands-on experience of the aircraft build process and the wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects to encourage them in a career in the aerospace industry.

The schools have been involved in numerous events to promote their successes including the Farnborough Air Show, RIAT, Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair etc. In addition to develop their STEM knowledge and skills, the project allowed students to develop soft skills that employers are also actively seeking such as teamwork, communication and project management.

Having been part of the “SBAP Challenge”, our speaker Oliver Vass will be talking about his first-hand experiences of building a two seater light aircraft in a school. He will review the many opportunities that he has received within the project and will speak about his views on why the aviation industry is so important for young people to aspire and to be involved in.


16:30 - Registration & Visit BA Museum
17:15 - Sponsored Networking Reception
18:15 - Lecture start
20:00 - End


 CPD certificates of attendance will be endorsed for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration. 

 For more information, please use the contact details below to contact the Branch Secretary.




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The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Heathrow Branch was formed from the combined London Airport Branches of SLAET (founded in 1950) and RAeS (founded in 1955). The Branch membership principally covers Middlesex, although regular attendees also travel from neighbouring counties and from central London. The Branch meets regularly at British Airways Waterside and all members and non-members will receive a warm welcome!

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