Congratulations to ‘Team Wright Flyer’ from 1408 (Dorking) Squadron, Air Training Corps, who won this year’s Schools Aerospace Challenge awards. The announcement was made at a high-profile ceremony in central London recently.
The challenge is a competition for 16 to 18-year-olds, challenged to submit design solutions to a fictitious, but realistic, RAF Operational Requirement. Each year, teams from schools, Air Training Corps or other youth organisations, answer a realistic aerospace design challenge set together with the RAF. Shortlisted teams get to experience lots of what the aerospace world has to offer in a five-day Summer School at Cranfield University. www.schools-aerospace-challenge.com
Team Wright Flyer, winners of this year’s Schools Aerospace Challenge, with VIP guests at the award ceremony. (Left to right) Flight Sergeant Harry Mellett, Corporal Harry Pite, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE, Commandant Air Cadets, Sergeant George Wood (team captain), Geoff Baker, President Elect, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Sergeant Thomas Cameron-Jenkins. Photo and text copyright permission via Craig Penrice