The Physics of Flight

From only £14.99 per pupil

Our Physics of Flight sessions provide secondary school children with the science behind wind tunnel technology, human flight and skydiving in a fun and friendly environment. It’s the ideal out-of-classroom learning experience.

What is Physics of Flight?

Each student will experience a combination of video, verbal and action based learning appropriate for their age group, led by a suitably skilled practitioner.

The workings of our vertical wind tunnels are conveyed by video learning before the class is challenged to complete our ‘Physics is Fun’ worksheets, either within groups or as individuals. Answering questions and problem solving on topics such as terminal velocity, aerodynamics, friction and drag ensure that the children will take away vital learnings as to how our wind tunnels operate, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of how their own bodies will fly when they enter our high speed vertical column of air.

Speaking of which, the sessions will culminate in an unforgettable flying session in our state of the art vertical wind tunnel. What better way to bring the theory of flight to life and above all, show how simple and fun science can be?

What’s included

The Physics of Flight: £29.99 per pupil

  • Approx 45 minute classroom session, including a film demonstrating the technology and physics behind the working of our wind tunnels
  • A Worksheet Challenge – based on the film (available in 3 difficulty levels)
  • 2 introductory flights - equivalent to 3 real skydives from 12,000 feet
  • Full instruction including class briefing
  • Flight equipment hire - flight suit, helmet and goggles
  • Personal flight certificate

The Physics of Flight 'Lite': £14.99 per pupil

  • Approx 45 minute classroom session, including a film demonstrating the technology and physics behind the working of our wind tunnels
  • A Worksheet Challenge – based on the film (available in 3 difficulty levels)
  • 1 x taster flight - equivalent to a real skydive from 12,000 feet
  • Full instruction including class briefing
  • Flight equipment hire - flight suit, helmet and goggles
  • Personal flight certificate

The small print

  • Available to Secondary Schools Monday - Friday during term time
  • The Physics of Flight sessions require a minimum of 10 pupils. The Physics of Flight 'Lite' require a minimum of 20 pupils
  • All flyers will be required to complete our Statement of Risk before arrival
  • Flyers under 18 yrs of age must be accompanied by an authorised adult (over 18 yrs of age) on the day of flight
  • The authorised adult will be required to provide a signature, as well as attend the classroom briefing

What's next?

To find out more about The Physics of Flight or to make a reservation, simply contact our friendly schools team on:

  • Basingstoke - Debi Hayes 01256 305 294 / dhayes@iflyworld.co.uk
  • Manchester - Mike Hollinshead 0161 359 3864 / mhollinshead@iflyworld.co.uk
  • Milton Keynes - Marc Leopold 01908 247773 / mleopold@iflyworld.co.uk

Send us an enquiry about Physics of Flight