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04 March 2019
04. March 2019 Company

Science of flight

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As one of its initiatives to get young people excited about science, the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space is launching video content that explains the basics of flight, from birds and balloons through to the latest technologies and features in flight today. The content is grouped into three chapters: "Thinks that fly", "10.000 airplanes up in the sky" and "Fining your way through the clouds". The goal: to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers using aerospace. 

After the last year's successful launch of the moon camp challange this next series of videos was created in collaboration with Airbus subject matter experts in Commercial Aircraft and Helicopters, who ensured the videos were scientifically accurate without using over-complicated terms. The videos cover the fundamentals of flight as well as more technical aspects, such as landing, turning an coping with turbulence. They show the differences in the science of aircraft and helicopters, while also looking to the cleaner, greener future of flight.

The videos complement the Foundation’s current Flying Challenge and Little Engineer youth development programmes that are bringing science, technology, engineering and maths-based subjects and careers to life for a new generation. The content also underlines Airbus’ wider commitment to supporting goal number four of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which targets quality education for all. 

To see all the videos and read more about Science of Flight visit our Science of Flight webpage.

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