The Falcon Initiative
The Royal Aeronautical Society and Boeing launched The Falcon Initiative to encourage schools to build their own flight simulator.
Overview and opportunities
Overview of The Falcon Initiative
The Royal Aeronautical Society, in partnership with Boeing, launched The Falcon Initiative, an innovative project that aims to inspire and motivate 13-18 years-old by providing schools with an opportunity to engage with a practical, fun and educationally-relevant engineering and business project. Importantly, this project will enable students experience the practical application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in a real world context.
The Falcon Initiative provides funding to selected schools to enable them to build a fully functional flight simulator. Through engagement with a targeted activity which relates directly to the current National Curriculum, the project aims to inspire students to pursue the further study of STEM subjects and related career pathways.
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In April 2015 we launched out first Falcon Initiative. There were two phases, Phase 1 for 10 schools to build a prototype, which was judges by a panel who selected two schools to go forward to the second phase to complete a full simulator concept with a monetary contribution for both stages of the project.
We hope to launch in the Spring of 2018 an exciting second Falcon Initiative programme. If you require further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org