Posted: Fri 22nd Jun 2018

Flintshire pupils take to the skies for dream cockpit experience

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 22nd, 2018

A group of lucky youngsters took the controls of a light aircraft during a special day of flying lessons at Airbus’ Broughton site today.

Twenty Year 9 pupils from Ysgol Treffynnon in Holywell have been taking part in the Airbus Foundation’s first ever Flying Challenge programme in Wales which culminated in the big Flying Day with leading aviation charity partner fly2help.

Airbus Community Relations Manager Phil McGraa said:

“The Flying Challenge programme gives a cohort of students a unique and potentially life-changing opportunity to work with Airbus mentors, as well as to develop workplace skills and a love of learning.

“The Flying Day represented a thrilling finale to the programme where the pupils will take to the skies in a Piper Cherokee aircraft and be given a flying lesson with a serving commercial airline pilot, even getting a chance to take control of the plane.”

The Flying Challenge programme is the Airbus Foundation’s largest international youth mentoring scheme and included 20 weekly sessions at Airbus where youngsters were given an insight into aerospace engineering and other careers in aviation.

The Holywell students worked with committed employee mentors at Airbus in Broughton to complete a skills portfolio and achieve a natwionally recognised qualification. A graduation ceremony will take place at the school next month. 

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com

Public Notice Advert

CQLCP

Latest News

  • 250 nurses and doctors from Kerala to join NHS Wales as part of new agreement
  • Space Enterprise Lab opens at Wrexham University’s OpTIC Technology Centre
  • River Dee bathing water bid falls short after criteria change mid-consultation

  • More...

    250 nurses and doctors from Kerala to join NHS Wales as part of new agreement

    News

    Space Enterprise Lab opens at Wrexham University’s OpTIC Technology Centre

    News

    River Dee bathing water bid falls short after criteria change mid-consultation

    News

    Boss of Deeside based Iceland celebrates baby formula campaign milestone

    News

    Biggest ever crackdown on money mules in the UK

    News

    Education union opens preliminary ballot over pay, funding and school year in Wales

    News

    Storyhouse unveils this yearsGrosvenor Park open air theatre line-up

    News

    Wrexham Football Club hosts men’s suicide and self harm prevention workshop

    News

    Wrong to scrap ‘lifeline’ free meals in holidays for ‘youngest and most vulnerable in Wales’ says Plaid

    News