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STEM Club: From Keyboard to Cockpit (SOLD OUT)

22nd April 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm


22nd April 2022
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Tablet Academy
01952 567450
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How to Register

If you have a child who you think would really enjoy this workshop, simply click on the button below and register their details. The workshop is a funded which would allow them to join for FREE!
The event will be hosted at the RAF Museum Cosford, within the Cold War Hanger. The address for the museum is here: Lysander Avenue, Shifnal, England TF11 8UP


Exploring historic aircraft design before creating your own virtual aircraft to complete a series of missions

Have you ever wanted to design your own aircraft and test it’s capabilities on missions around the world?

Over the course of this 1/2 day experience your teamwork, creativity and engineering skills will be tested as you work in teams to produce an agile and capable aircraft design. Starting with an exercise designed to test your teamwork, you will have to work together, and quickly learn each others strengths and weaknesses in order to succeed.

After a quick break it’s time to head out into the museum to research the different types of aircraft that have been used by the RAF since it’s creation in 1918. Make sure you take good notes and collect photographs, as you will need to refer back to them when it comes to designing your own virtual aircraft.

Now it’s time to build your aircraft. For this you will be using our ruggedized laptops and a program called Simple Planes. It might take a few attempts, but by working as a team and using all that you learnt during the research session, you will be able to design your own aircraft before conducting test flights around Wright airfield to prove your designs airworthiness to our team of inspectors.

Once your design has been signed off it’s time to explore. Whether you want to explore the temples, pyramids, and racetracks of Maywar, fly through the snowstorms and hostile defences of Snowstone, or go hunting for the Kraken, the choice is up to you. Just remember to keep an eye on your fuel gauge and return to Wright airfield before you run dry!

When we reach the end of the session you will receive your certificate of completion before departing for home.

Calm winds and clear skies fellow engineers!

Event Details:

  • This event will be facilitated by experienced educators from www.ta.education with the support of the RAF Museum staff.
  • All staff hold current Enhanced DBS Checks and are very experienced in delivering educational workshops for children and young people.
  • All equipment and materials are provided.
  • This event is made possible thanks to funding from the RAF Youth and STEM Team.
  • Parents/guardians are welcome to drop off at 10:00am and collect at 12:30pm. You do not need to remain on-site for the duration of the workshop. Two emergency contact numbers will be required at the time of booking.
  • Advanced bookings only.
  • Participants will only be allowed to leave when the expected responsible adult signs to collect the child.
  • You are not required to purchase a parking ticket unless you intend to stay longer than 20 minutes. However, any are gratefully received and will help fund future museum activities.
  • Location: Lysander Avenue, Shifnal, England TF11 8UP

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Opportunity to develop team working and independent learning skills.
  • Research and applied knowledge.
  • Digital skills including 3D design and virtual environments.
  • Applied engineering skills related to aircraft design and the theory of flight.

Event Contact:

  • Please send any questions regarding this workshop via email to info@ta.education or call 01952 567450.