Hall Flying Shenanigans

We took our Flight Club One gliders to the hall for a play after school today and filmed some of the action.  These gliders are built using Depron foam, 1/8″ x 3/8″ strip balsa, glue gun & Blu Tack. All of the student’s gliders fly well (which is quite amazing in some cases!).  Mr W managed to get his to fly rather trick circles for a guaranteed catch each time but the one that stole the show was Sid’s glider (thrown by Mr W in the video) – well done Sid! Most of the students on the club are in year 7 but we have a couple in year 8 … Continue reading

Flying my FatYak in the Playground

I finally did it! I’ve been meaning to fly at school for years so on the first windless day in weeks I took to the skies. Primary playground to the left of me, building to the right, nursery playground in front & a nippy model to keep under control… I didn’t do anything fancy but did manage to land it safely! Another technology that debuted during the 2012 London Olympics was the Open Water Gate for the swimming marathon. (Aren’t you tired just thinking about it?) Previously, times were just given at the start and stop of the race. But now swimmers wear wrist transponders that respond to cheap nfl jerseys … Continue reading