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A typical workshop includes animated multimedia presentations to explain the fundamentals and principles of aviation. These interactive presentations mentally prepare the participants by providing answers to many of their doubts while participating in hands-on sessions. We also display our collection of aero models and Kites during the workshops,  and explain the design and flying characteristics of each model. All this helps in  generating interest and curiosity to those participating in the workshop.

 

We use model aircrafts, charts, PowerPoint presentations and movie clippings to explain basic concept of flight.

 

In the workshop we conduct hands on sessions in making flyable aircrafts & gliders as well as and static models using various types of paper, foam, thermocole and balsa wood.

 

The workshops modules can be customized for few hours, a whole day or stretched over a week.

 

 

Each workshop is customised taking into consideration the age group, interest of the participants and the time allotted for the workshop. As a result our workshops have proved to be engrossing for small kids, engineering students as well as teachers and grandparents.

 

Aviation Workshop

 

Here is a brief outline of a typical aviation workshop.

Part I – Introduction 
Interesting facts and stories of early aviation

Technical information - forces of flight, science behind flight.

A brief on aviation as a hobby and as c areer.

Information about local clubs and Institutes offering aviation activities.

 

Part II – Hands on session

Demo flying of paper planes, foam or balsa planes, rubber powered planes and gliders

Choosing model and material – time, difficulty level etc.

Type of aerofoil suitable for the model - reasoning
Control surfaces

Factors affecting the glide ratio

Finishing and preflight tests

 

Part III – Demonstrations

Flying of models made during the workshop.

Tuning of models to change their flying characteristics.

 

 

 

Kite Making Workshop

The kite making workshops are very interesting and educative. Children like to make something that they can fly and control with a string.  We use PowerPoint presentations and movie clippings to explain basic concepts. 

 

 In our workshop we teach basic skills of making kites out of paper, plastic as well as using fabric. The sessions are hands on with each child getting involved into making his own kite. 

 

 Some of the kites are stuck with glue while others have to be stitched on a sewing machine. For the structure and frames we mostly use bamboo but can also use graphite or carbon fiber rods depending on the size of the kites. 

 

There various designs we can make are delta kites, cellular kites, box kites, dragon kites, parafoils, diamond kites, power kites and stunt kites.

 

 To our credit we have conducted several workshops for varied age groups right from six year olds to Engineering students and continue to do so.  

 

The workshops modules can be customized for few hours, a whole day or stretched over a week. Each workshop is customized taking into consideration the age group, interest of the participants and the time allotted for the workshop.  

 

 Here is a brief outline of a typical kite workshop.

 

 Part I – Introduction   

Stories and Interesting facts about kites.  History and new developments.

A brief on history of kite and innovative use in earlier days.

Technical information - forces of flight, science behind flight.

Information about local clubs. 

 

Part II – Hands on session

 Choosing right material and alternate options

 Kite designs and cutting
Stitching and sticking methods

Bridle attachments and angle of attack

Choosing the location and wind conditions for flying

Repairs and maintenance

 

Part III – Demonstrations and test flying

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