Kinross High School Build-a-plane will fly soon
The young Build-a-plane team at Kinross High School is getting closer to takeoff this summer as they work on the final stages of their Eurofox that was bought by the Aero Space Scientific Educational Trust (ASSET). As reported in February’s Pilot Notes, the kit was delivered to the school last November to give pupils an afterschool opportunity to help assemble a real aeroplane and encourage their interest in pursuing STEM subjects. “It forms a first and significant element of our overall strategy to create the Aero Space Kinross science and space centre in the area,” explains Alisdair Stewart, Chairman of ASSET. “We see the educational link as a vitally important one and encourage young people in the area to study with a STEM career in mind. And our ambition is for further Scottish schools to benefit from a similar Build-a-plane project, in due course.
“To date, the pupils have been given dedicated time in learning the intricacies of aviation engineering and applying this to their own aeroplane housed at Kinross High School, giving up their personal time after school to allow this exciting project to take place. They have now completed 90% of the build, and are at the stage of intense finesse work, as they plan for the exciting takeoff this summer.” The Kitfox will make its public debut at the East Fortune Air Show on 28 July. aerospacekinross.com