We’re not sure what we are more excited about. The Red Arrows flying their nine Hawk Jets, the Breitling Wingwalkers or the Attack Helicopter Display Team – all part of the six-hour flying extravaganza planned for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017.
One of the key focal points of the Air Show will be the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Hanger and Whittle STEM Innovation Hub. Crammed full of hands-on VR and AR activities, the Hub will also include a Skills Zone where those interested in a career in aviation, aerospace and space can meet industry professionals.
NT CADCAM is thrilled to be part of this unique STEM experience and will be in the Whittle STEM Innovation Hub with a glider challenge for children (and their parents) to see how far they can make their gliders fly. A FOX GliderFX will be on display to give budding designers ideas on wing-spec or design tweaks to get their model to fly the furthest.
Chris Horn, MD at NT CADCAM says, “With the UK facing an engineering skills shortage, there is no better place than an air show to ignite people’s passion of what they can achieve through a career in STEM. Since we introduced SOLIDWORKS to the UK market in 1996, NT CADCAM has been helping students in many different levels of education realise their dreams.
“We’ve got an exciting SOLIDWORKS app for kids
where children as young as seven or eight can capture their ideas, start and revise a design and then 3D print it. While our CAD software has helped a team of sixth formers from Ardingly College
and undergraduates from Cambridge University
build and race solar powered cars across Australia.
“The RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 is a great place to showcase to kids and their parents where technology can take you, because at an event like this - the sky really is the limit.”
The SOLIDWORKS suite of CAD products is now in 82 per cent of the world’s top 200 universities and the software is helping to fuel the next generation of designers and engineers with its user-friendly interface and intuitive design tools.
Group Captain Mark Hunt, station commander RAF Cosford, said: “The STEM experience at the RAF Cosford Air Show is superbly interactive. Members of the public can get hands-on experience of state-of-the-art military technologies and learn more about exciting education and career opportunities.”
Come and find out more, join NT CADCAM at the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017
on Sunday June 11. Please note, tickets
are advance sale only.