What is the Flying Start Challenge?
Who is involved?
What is involved?
Understand the fundamentals of flight
Build and shape your own glider
Make it fly as far as you can
Win many different prizes
When is it taking place?
Schools come back from summer holidays. Lesson planning begins.
Companies starting to visit schools to teach lessons and demonstrate activities. Total lesson time is 5-7.5 hrs. Gliders are designed, built and tested.
November to January
Lesson and build sessions continue.
Teams compete at one of the Regional Finals for a place at the Grand Final.
Grand Final held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil. Twelve teams compete to win the top prizes.