Lessons in Flying

Lessons in Flying

Milton Wright, father of Wright brothers once said, "They were pretty good boys, but mischievous. I had little trouble with them." These mischievous boys went on to create history. Ever since Wilbur and Orville Wright invention invented the first airplane, flying machines have fascinated people around the world. One hundred years ago, the Wrights created their first powered craft, which successfully flew on December 17, 1903. Today, aviation technology has come a really long way – from gliders and air balloons to helicopters, fighter planes, and hi-tech passenger aircraft.

Students of Thane who wish to learn a bit of basic flying technology have a good opportunity to do so. They can enrol themselves for a two-day workshop on Aero-modelling. Organised by city based NGO Jignyasa trust, the workshop will be held on May 01 and 02, 2003 at Ghantali Devi Mandir Hall, Near Ghantali Temple. There will two batches – one between 9.30 am and 12.30 noon and the other between 2.30 and 5.30 p.m.
Deepali Agarwal, who is a NCC Gold Medallist in Aero Modelling, will conduct the workshop. The workshop will focus on elementary science of flying. The students will be provided with two sets of chuck gliders, a type of unpowered aeromodels. For the uninitiated, unpowered aircrafts are without a motor or an engine and fly only using the initial force supplied during launching. The chuck gliders are launched in the air by the chucking action of the hand and are often flown indoors.

One of these chuck glider kits will be used to assemble a model during the workshop under the guidance of the instructor and the other set will be provided for practice at home. For more details contact Surendra Dighe on 2540 3857 between 11 am and 5:30 pm.

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