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Aircraft Workshop for Schools

Aircraft and air travel workshop for schools

This workshop contains a series of practicals to understand the aerodynamics of an aircraft. The workshops will give students a better understanding of concepts such as lift, thrust, drag, weight, and the center of gravity. The workshop was designed with the physics school curriculum in mind. Moreover, it covers different types of air travel and the history of the development of aircraft.


Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 30 mins
(30 participants per session)
Secondary: 4 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(20 participants per session)

Age Groups

Y3 - Y10, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Build a Glider/Aeroplane

Students will build a card stock glider/airplane from a pre-printed plan. They will learn how the center of gravity of a plane affects its performance. They will be able to take the glider home.

Cardstock Glider

Balancing Forces

Students will experiment with wing flaps and ailerons and learn how lift and drag forces affect the movement of an aicraft.

Cardstock Glider Flaps

Experiment with Flight Controls

Students will also experiment with additional flight controls such as elevators. These activities will help them understand movements such as yaw, pitch, and roll.

Cardstock Glider Elevators

Day Itinerary*

Primary and Secondary

* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the sessions and the age and ability of the participants.


Please contact us to obtain a quote or request our price guide.


Many thanks for coming in last week, the students really enjoyed themselves.

Krista Sutherland, Sir Henry Lloyd Grammar School

Very good due to having to tune the plane.
This was the best once because it was the most interactive.
Very engaging and fun, both of the speakers were helpful and approachable.

Students, Seaford College


Available Regions

Anywhere in England
Anywhere in Northern Ireland
Anywhere in Scotland
Anywhere in Wales

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