Thursday 29th January 2009 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston's glider club is taking part in a flying competition this summer and is looking for more students to take part. Each year Brooke Weston normally enters two teams into the Flight Challenge competition, which is run by the British Model Flying Association. So far there's enough students to make up one team but there's still time for more students to take part and construct models for the event in July.
The scale planes are constructed from balsa wood and come in kit form. Once glued, sanded and painted they are equipped with a 12 volt engine for test flying around a central pole. Mr Chris Harle and Mike Wilkinson help out at the glider club, giving advice and practical help to students.
DT teacher, Mr Browne said: 'All the main winners at the competition last year were girls so I'd like to encourage all students, especially girls to come along to the glider club. It does take a little time and patience constructing the planes but the end result is very satisfying. The best place we have got in the past was third so we really want to make a concerted effort this year to win some silverware.'
The club takes place on Thursdays from 4.15 to 6pm. If you need more details contact Mr Browne or turn up on the night.