Farnborough Airshow are offering UKSEDS members 20 free tickets to the show this year in return for volunteers to help run their Futures Day in the enlarged Space Zone on Friday 13th July. You’ll be asked to spend your Friday assisting the organisers as guides and facilitators for some 10,000 young people are expected to participate in Futures Day. They also require a smaller number of people to help out on the weekend with the Public sessions.
For those of you who don’t know, I was going to write a description of Farnborough here, however as I’ve never been and I’m lazy – I copy and pasted Wikipedia instead (well who doesn’t!)
The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace industry which is held in even-numbered years in mid-July at Farnborough Airfield in Hampshire, England. With 1,300 exhibitors and regular visitors over the 100k mark – there really isn’t a much bigger show you could be involved in!
The programme for the futures day (Friday) will look something like this:
10:00 – 10:15 Opening Ceremony in the Innovation Zone with Jem Stansfiled (Bang Goes the Theory)
10:30 – 12:30 A series of Pre-bookable workshops and presentations in the Space Zone
10:0 – 17:00 Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits open
12:30 and 13:30 Tri-nation Rocketry Lunch gidplay
12:30 – 17:00 Air Display
15:00 – 15:30 Rocketry presentations
16:30 – Close
Volunteers will get time to explore and lunch provided as well the as free tickets to the show (you’ll have to provide your own accommodation if you want to stay for the weekend). If you’re interested please email ‘Exec@ukseds.org‘ to register and get involved!
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