Futures Day at FIA – Friday 13th July 2012
PLEASE NOTE: Futures Day Tickets will be sent out Monday 2 July.
The Farnborough International Airshow is one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of the international aviation community in the world. Futures Day offers a unique opportunity for groups of young people aged 11 to 21 from UK schools, universities and youth groups to witness today’s groundbreaking innovations, many of which are being launched to the global industry for the first time.
Futures Day demonstrates how STEM subjects have a direct impact on the real world now and in the future, through the exciting – and often loud! – atmosphere of the number one global aerospace event.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FUTURES DAY
|10.00 - 10.30
||Opening Ceremony in the Innovation Zone featuring:- Jem Stansfield from Bang Goes the Theory
|10.30 - 12.30
||Series of pre-bookable mini-conferences. Please make sure you have signed up in advance by emailing
|13.30 - 17.00
||Air Display including the Red Arrows and the Vulcan
|15.00 - 15.30
||Award Ceremony for the International Rocketry Challenge, featuring an ESA Astronaut
Meet the Expert
Graduates and apprentices from various companies will be present for the students to ask about how they got their jobs and what they do at work. Youngsters who write up and send in interviews and Show Reports will qualify for a Leaders' Award.
HIGHLIGHTS OF FUTURES DAY 2012 INCLUDE:
||the Space Zone and discover the thrilling, interactive exhibits
||the school taking on NASA with their cosmic radiation detection chip
||the Autonomy Zone to see remote-controlled vehicles for Aerospace, Defence and Security
||the RAeS/Boeing Build A Plane Challenge
||the Security Zone to discover the latest in technology keeping you safe
||the International Rocketry Challenge Finals & Award Presentation, with the UK team sponsored by Chemring Group plc
||how to build a career in these sectors
|MEET THE PROFESSIONALS
||Pilots & engineers, NASA & ESA astronauts, industry leaders and apprentices & graduates embarking on their careers, and become a Secondary or Advanced Leader/Reporter with the Leaders Award for STEM!
Other Must-See attractions
- There will also be 10 UK Universities, the landing gear from the Airbus A320; DEMON, the BAE Systems unmanned aerial vehicle, designed by Cranfield University; and the Schools Build A Plane Project - two planes made by kids, one inside the Innovation Zone and one outside.
- The Army and the RAF Careers Units will be present outside with Roaming Robots.
- In the Space Zone there will be a replica of Vostok, Yuri Gagarin's return module.
- Don't forget the Virgin Galactic full-size spaceplane model.
- All this, AND the Spitfire and Lancaster on static display.
Follow one of the themed trails giving focus to your group's day:
We are looking forward to welcoming a record number of young people on Futures Day at Farnborough in 2012. Our team will be delighted to liaise with you to ensure your group has an enjoyable, inspiring and educational day.
INFO FOR EXHIBITORS:
The Innovation Zone is the perfect opportunity to be exposed to 10,000 young peoples in organised school groups on Friday 13th July. With the Exhibition Halls closed to the general public over the weekend, the Innovation Zone will be open to 130,000 public visitors over the two public days on Saturday and Sunday.
SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
If you would like to sponsor Futures Day, please see our packages here.
If you have any specific questions or interests, please contact:
Project Manager – Skills
ADS Group Limited
Tel:+44 (0)20 7091 4532