Saturday Dec 3rd 2011
Devon Strut members and Scouts from 1st Sidvale spent the week-end on the LAA YES (Youth and Education Section) area of the exhibition stand, displaying their part built Zenair CH701Stol aircraft together with pupils and teachers from Ercall Wood Technology College, Telford who showed a part of their Rans S6 aircraft being built under the auspices of the Boeing/RAeS Schools Build a Plane Schools Challenge.
Great interest was shown in both ventures and six exhibitors offered to support the undertakings with discounted supplies and services. In particular on Sunday the Sidvale Scouts were presented with a flight-bag from Pooleys with navigational goodies and guides worth over £200. Photo shows the Scouts with the flight-bag and its contents presented by Pooley’s Commercial Director James Bailey.
Sidvale Scouts are now working on a fund raising scheme to purchase a Rotax 912 engine for the project, so if you would like to support this worthwhile youth initiative, please contact Jim Gale.
Not only are we looking to raise funds but we are also on the lookout for LAA builders/enthusiasts to help out during the evening sessions at the workshop in Whimple. If you feel that you could spare the time for one or two evenings a week to help guide the youngsters through the build stage and in due course getting involved in the flying of the 701, then again please contact Jim at the above address or 07887906789.