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?
NOTE: The time line below has been shifted and altered slightly for this year. Due to restructuring of the way in which the flying start challenge will be run there may only be a single Grand Final with no Regional Finals. This will be confirmed in the coming months. Currently the virtual lessons are planned to start January 2021 and the competition(s) planned for spring 2021.
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.