Aviation and Space Academy
In launching this Academy, we have been able to provide students with the opportunity to commence studies in Aviation as well as expand their knowledge and skill in relation to Space Design and Engineering.
To facilitate training in Aviation, we have partnered with the Australian Wings Academy (AWA) based at the Gold Coast Airport. Programs being developed for students in Year 10 include Physics and the Flying Machine to allow students to study Aviation and Aeronautics. This unit concludes with a flight day with our partners at the Australian Wings Academy.
Senior Schooling (Years 11 and 12) programs include Work Experience, scholarships, Aviation traineeships and pathways into a Diploma of Aviation, which will include a Private Pilot’s Licence.
Students have already had training and experience on simulators leading up to them being at the controls for an actual flight. We were proud to see our Sheldon College logo on the nose of the plane with our students at the controls!
Our Space Settlement Design students commence this program in Year 4 and AWA have offered to provide mentoring, site visits to Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports as well as training for our students.
The International Space Settlement Design competition, run as an Engineering industry simulation, puts high school students in the shoes of Aerospace industry Engineers designing a city in space. Student Engineers demonstrate creativity, space environment knowledge, technical competence and management skills to design and present a solution to a space design problem.