As the much-awaited Farnborough Air Show 2018 kicked off yesterday, all eyes are on the business it would generate. That said, there’s a lot more than lies in store. Yes, the trade show does provide a platform to exhibitors and visitors. But, it also encourages youngsters to take up an exciting career in aerospace…
As the much-awaited Farnborough Air Show 2018 kicked off yesterday, all eyes are on the business it would generate. That said, there’s a lot more than lies in store. Yes, the trade show does provide a platform to exhibitors and visitors. But, it also encourages youngsters to take up an exciting career in aerospace & defence (A&D). Yet another reason to be at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The dynamic sectors of A&D have a lot to offer. Who’s to say, your young ones won’t like to find out what’s in it for them? They would if they get to experience aerospace technology up close and personal!
The Futures Day will encourage young people, aged 11-21, to take up a career in aerospace & defence. The day will feature an interactive, informative and engaging programme. The programme is for groups from schools, universities and youth associations. It would motivate them to take up STEM subjects. Students are also encouraged to go and visit the Innovation Zone. It is here that they can experience aerospace technology of the future. They would also get to meet with academic institutions.
Did you know that in 2016, the Futures Day attracted 5,000 young people? It was a huge success. It was also the first time that Major Tim Peake made a public appearance.
Groups from schools, universities and youth associations will be participating in Futures Day. But, only those registered by a teacher or group leader can be a part of it. The icing on the cake is that youngsters, aged 11-21, can also attend the airshow for free. Futures Day is all set to take place on 20 July 2018.
European Space Agency Astronaut, Tim Peake, will open the Futures Day 2018. After the official opening, the groups will set off to take part in a trail around the airshow site. A variety of talks, hands-on experiments, group work, and competitions are also in the offing. Tim Peake will talk to the groups about working in the space sector. He will also share his personal experience. How he became an astronaut for the European Space Agency. He will also talk about his long-term mission to the International Space Station.
The groups can also meet the “Red Arrow” pilots and “Blue” Engineers. They can take a look at the next generation aerospace technology at the Innovation Zone. The afternoon will include 3.5 hours of exhilarating aerobatic flying displays. These displays will include Wingwalkers and The Blades. A dramatic low-level Red Bull Air Race also awaits the groups.
Do your young ones have an avid interest in STEM subjects? Would they want to discover the career opportunities available in aerospace & defence? If that’s a yes, do encourage them to visit. As we said, there’s more to this exhibition than meets the eye.
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