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GTCASA Saturday Club Term 3 2018

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Glenunga International High School

99 L'Estrange Street

Glenunga, SA 5064

Australia

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TERM 3 2018

Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible – Eddie Rickenbacker 1890-1973.

Saturday Club for Term 3 will focus on the theme of Aviation. The program will be delivered by a team of aviation specialists comprising aircrew and engineers with both civil and military experience and a combined experience of over 60 years in the industry. The four sessions will serve to provide an introduction in to the complex world of aviation. The journey for all participants will commence with a historical perspective, early pioneers and a more modern look in to the corner stone concept of flight such as lift and drag. Sessions 2 and 3 will then look at the issues of materials and design and then the propulsion system. Across these three session both junior and middle years attendees will be exposed to the same presentation but the depth of conversation and accompanying practical activities will be tailored. In session 4 the Intermediate years will investigate the other complex system of systems that go in to making an air vehicle operate safely and effectively – flight controls, hydraulics, landing gear, life support etc. Session 4 for the Junior years will look at the aviation industry from a personnel and ground systems view point and discuss the future state of the industry and design a service delivery model.

Session One (4 Aug 2018) - Just Flap your Arms Faster: History and Theory of Flight. (Junior and Intermediate)– Icarus, Leonardo de Vinci, Montgolfier, the Wright brothers, early achievements (Bleriot, Lindbergh, England-Australia races), development (how and why does war speed development?). What makes an aircraft fly? Why are there so many different designs and types? Key Concepts – Lift, Drag, What is air? How is that different to space?

Session Two (18 Aug 2018) – From Paper to Plastic: Design, Construction, and Materials. (Junior and Intermediate) How are aircraft made? Materials used (past, present, future) and their advantages/disadvantages. Design differences – why would we use a balloon/aeroplane/helicopter over another design? What are their limitations and advantages? Key Concepts – Strength to Weight ratio, Durability, Maintainability, Endurance

Session Three (1 Sep 2018) – We need more power Mr Scott!!, Propulsion Systems(Junior and Intermediate). How are air vehicles propelled? Simple propellers ,materials, multiple blades, variable pitch etc. Conventional v Jet engines. Fuel sources/types petro-chemical (why and what additives) Solar/Battery, New technology electrical. Key Concept – power to weight/drag ratio, temperature/oxygen v altitude, suck-squeeze-bang-blow.

Session Four (15 Sep 2018) – Millions of Parts One Aircraft: Aircraft Systems of Systems.(Intermediate) . Applying their knowledge and understanding to further identify the sub-systems that go together to make a safe, viable, effective and efficient aviation platform. Discussion will then centre around the interaction between systems and the trade off that are often made in design. Other practical aviation issues can also be examined such as

Session Four (15 Sep 2018) – Ding Dong Drone Delivery: Aviation Future Services and Employment. (Junior)What types of people do we need to operate air vehicles? Aircrew personnel and how they’ve changed (flight engineers, flight attendants, navigators, gunners, radio operators, UAS operators etc), air traffic control (why do we need them and how do they do what they do? What tools do they use?), engineers and technicians, other ground personnel (refuellers, baggage handlers, check-in staff, spares, etc). What other services are key to the delivery of aviation (meteorology, IT systems, RFID, security screening, facial recognition, roll-on-off palates) What do these people do and how has their job changed? What will change in the future? Technology impact? Design a future state aviation logistics delivery system. Design a future state passenger system.


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Please bring water and a snack for the mid session break. Adults are catered for with tea, coffee and biscuits.

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Please email GTCASA via our website.

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Glenunga International High School

99 L'Estrange Street

Glenunga, SA 5064

Australia

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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