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The Royal Aeronautical Society is delighted to announce that High Flyers, a special film produced in partnership with Boeing and Gautam Lewis of Freedom in the Air will be broadcast on the UK’s Community TV Channel this May giving you a fantastic insight into our ambitious schools outreach programme.
The film focuses on the six projects that have made up the Schools Build-a-Plane Challenge programme to date, featuring interviews with pupils, teachers, volunteers on their experiences and achievements, as well as footage from the Farnborough Air Show 2014 where the first two aircraft to be completed - G-SBAP and G-YTLY, led by Marling School and Yateley School respectively - gave a dual air display in front of thousands of young people on Futures Day last year, a hugely rewarding moment for all those involved.
Community Channel is the UK’s only digital television station dedicated to showcasing charity, community and social-good programming, both locally and internationally. The Channel is available in over 26 million homes across the UK and can be found on all the major service providers: Freeview 63, Sky 539, Virgin Media 233, Freesat 651, and on online and catch-up services TVPlayer, BT TV, TVGuide, YouView, TVCatchup, BBC iPlayer and YouTube. Over two million people watch the channel each month.
High Flyers will première at 21.00 UK time on 11 May and then be repeated at 20.30 on 23 May and the film will be available on the channel’s website approximately one week after broadcast.
The film is a must for anyone wanting to know more about the SBAP programme, thinking about doing, ambitious, real-world STEM projects in schools or simply interested to meet the wonderful young people and project supporters who have worked so hard to turn kits into real aircraft.
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Become part of SBAP's future - G-SBAP for sale
Don't forget, G-SBAP - one of the iconic aircraft which flew at the Farnborough air show last year and built by pupils from the Stroud area, UK - is now up for sale with fund raised to be reinvested for future STEM/aviation outreach. If you are interested in general aviation this may be the aircraft for you! Click here for more details.