Soaring to Success

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London Elstree Aerodrome, in partnership with the Air League Trust has launched a career focused outreach programme to inspire, stimulate, and encourage young individuals in and around Hertfordshire to consider a career within aviation and aerospace.

Individuals complete industry led and academically designed virtual modules, that give an in-depth understanding and further insight into roles and pathways available. Modules cover topics including employability skills, cybersecurity, propulsion, and future sustainable technologies, as well as career and apprenticeship information.

Those who successfully complete the first two stages are then given the opportunity to progress onto further enhanced career workshops and taster flights, therefore experiencing first-hand the different aspects of aviation learned previously, and the opportunities available.

With the support of the William Gibbs Trust and London Elstree Aerodrome, thirty students from Hertswood Academy in Borehamwood participated in two Air Experience Days as the third stage of the Air League’s Soaring to Success® programme with flight experiences provided by Flight Training London.

"We always encourage our students to aim high and to push themselves, to truly explore what they are capable of. Today has been a great example of this as the students have moved beyond their comfort zones to learn first-hand about flying and the aviation industry.

"Hertswood Academy would like to thank all the staff at the Air League and Elstree Aerodrome who have made this incredible day possible. We would also like to thank the Hertfordshire Careers and Enterprise Company who work tirelessly in the background and without whom we wouldn't be working with the Air League. It has been an amazing experience for our students, with support and opportunities like this allowing them to expand their knowledge and grow as people." -Iain Sands, Assistant Headteacher