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9th Annual Education Conference

9th Annual Aviation Education Conference

At Brooklands Museum

Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN

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On Saturday             12th March 2016       10:00 – 16:00.

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9th Annual Aviation Education Conference 2016.
The 9th Annual Aviation Education Conference took place at
the historic venue of Brooklands Museum on March 12th, this was a little
earlier than in previous years and I’m sorry if it caught a few people out.

Our sponsors this year were:
Aviation Skills Partnership, Haywards Insurance Brokers,
P&A Wood for Rolls Royce & Bentley motor cars,
The British Model Flying Association,
The Light Aircraft Association Education Trust.

Its thanks to these sponsors we were able to keep costs to reasonable
levels again this year, if you meet up with any of them in the future please
comment and offer our thanks.

This year about 60 delegates and staff gathered to learn from each other
where they had come from and what their individual aims and objectives
might be. That part of the event is akin to fishing because you never
know who or what you will catch to make dreams come true.

The days agenda was filled with quick fire presentations in the morning
and “Breakout” sessions in the afternoon.

The following made presentations.

Virginia Smith
Brooklands Museum

YES “Stronger Together”
Opening Speeches by
Andre Faehndrich – YES Chairman
Stewart Luck – YES Vice-Chairman & Conference organiser
Simon Witts – CEO Aviation Skills Partnership

Aviation at Brooklands & future projects
by Valerie Mills,
Brooklands Museum Commercial Director

Engineering Apprenticeships at P&A Wood,
by Mark Hews,
Programme Supervisor & apprentice team

“A Winning Team”
by Flt Lt Mark Bird,
56 Sqdn (Woolwich) ATC
Winners of the LEES Trophy

Top Nav Competition
by John Cairns,
Royal Institute of Navigation

Women In Aviation
by Pauline Vahey,
BWPA and Aviatrix project & AOPA

Aviation Without Borders
by Stan Stewart,

by Alison Pavier

IMechE Engineering competition
by John Turton

RAeS Careers & Schools Build a Plane
by Ros Azouzi
& The Wolverhampton B@P volunteers

56 Sqdn. (Woolwich) ATC Band
playing outside (Air Cadets)


The following presentations were “Breakout” sessions in the afternoon. .
Education room Session 1
YES Flying Classsroom by Dave Hall & Leia Fee
Bristol Aero Collection

Railton Room Session 1
Careers in Oshkosh B’Gosh by Steve Bell & team
The Scouts Association

Vickers Suite Session 1
Careers in Aviation by Ben Russell
Aviation Skills Partnership

Education room Session 2
Raytheon Schools Drone Competition by Nick West
Raytheon Corporate Affairs

Railton Room Session 2
Shuttleworth Schools Day by Wes’ Tierney

Vickers Suite Session 2
70 Years of Learning about Aeroplanes by Steve Slater & Ann Hughes

Education room Session 3
Teaching STEM at IWM Duxford by Alison Giles

Railton Room Session 3
The STN AEROZONE by Tim Hawkins
Manchester Airports Group

Vickers Suite Session 3
The Practical Application of the BMFA Education Programme by Manny Williamson,

It would be unreasonable to highlight one particular presentation, however, from the feedback I have received, the younger presenters blew everybody away with their ambitious and mature outlooks.

Brooklands is a great place to meet and the facilities and lunch they provided were superb.

For that reason we are suggesting that the 10th Anniversary event will take place there on Sat March 25th 2017 so pencil that “in the diary” now.

If you wish to attend, or make a presentation or sponsor the event
please make contact us ASAP to express your interest.

Stewart Luck


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