RAeS Heathrow Branch Announces the January 2017 Lecture – RAeS School Build-A-Plane Project

The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch announces the upcoming branch lecture with the theme of “Inspire the Younger Generations” on Thursday, 12th January 2017, 18:15 hours at Waterside Theatre, British Airways Waterside Headquarters, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. The lecture is titled – RAeS School Build-A-Plane Project, and will be given by Oliver Vass, a participant in the initial “RAeS SBAP Challenge”. The Branch also encourage the attendees to this lecture to enjoy an exclusive access to the British Airways Heritage Museum from 16:30 onwards, as well as a pre-lecture networking reception kindly sponsored by Boeing UK.



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 (Royal International Air Tattoo), 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 “G-YTLY” in his secondary 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.

16:30-18:00 | Registration & BA Heritage Museum Visit
17:15-18:00 | Sponsored Networking Reception
18:15-19:30 | Lecture “RAeS School Build-A-Plane Project”
19:30-20:00 | Q&A Section

For more information about this and future events/lectures, or if you would like to register for this event, visit our event registration site – ★REGISTER NOW★ @tiny.cc/RAeSLHR.


★★Please note that for security reasons, you MUST register in advance for our lectures ★★

cpdFor those who are presuming the Engineering Council registration, after attending this event, CPD certificates of attendance will be endorsed for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration.


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