Fun in Flight

Posted at 2:02 pm on 10th October, 2017

Flixton Girls School year 9 students were treated to an action packed (if not a little noisy!) RAF Roadshow recently.

‘Fun in Flight’; is a fifty minute jet fuelled presentation exploring the physics of flying. Our girls discovered how the physics they study in the classroom is an integral part of the work that engineers undertake in the RAF and other engineering organisations.

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Using exciting demonstrations, students were invited to take part in some literally jaw dropping experiments. Drones, balloons and airships were explored in a way that was fascinating and engaging. The presentation explained about the micro light world altitude record and the physics behind how the RAF achieved their goal.

Our students really enjoyed the jet engine demo which gave an up close but brief thrilling sound experience.

Miss Creelman Science Teacher commented; ‘This was a great workshop which helped our girls to explore some of the options that are available to them whilst demystifying some of the myths around engineering. The links about physics and flight will aid them during their GCSE studies and emphasise the application of science in the real world, outside of the classroom.’