Kin­ross High School Build-a-plane will fly soon

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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

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