Year 12s Reach National Aerospace Challenge Final
3rd Jul 2017

Two Year 12 teams who entered the National Aerospace Challenge from the Royal Grammar School have succeeded in reaching the national final.  To succeed thus far, the boys produced an outstanding project to explore design options and commercial feasibility of a fleet of UAVs to satisfy a Global Delivery System for spare parts for the RAF.  

They have now been invited to attend a week long Summer School at Cranfield University, where they will get the chance to fly and to gather flight data on-board the National Flying Laboratory’s Jetstream ‘flying classroom’. They will also take part in practical design and management exercises as well as experiencing indoor sky diving. At the end of the week the teams will find out if their initial projects and overall performance are enough to win the Schools’ Aerospace Challenge Trophy.  Congratulations go to team “Flying Jazz”, consisting of Chris Finn, Harry Kettle, George Mercer and Ibraheem Sajid and team “Lamina” consisting of Ben Chandler, Stefan Opiola and Ben Stobbs. Good luck to all of the boys involved.