Friends’ Takes Flight

Posted on November 26, 2019

For several years now, The Friends’ School has been offering Aviation as a Co-curricular activity for High School and Clemes students, thanks to the hard work and extensive knowledge of Foods & Textiles Teacher, Marie Burridge (who loves to fly when she isn’t busy teaching). 

Students get to learn all about the world of Aviation and some even go on to do solo flights and work towards their pilots’ licence. 

Recently, Aviation students took a trip out to Par Avion Flight Training Centre in Cambridge where they got to make their own flight plan (in groups) then go up in a plane with a pilot and see if their flight plans were accurate. Flight planning is a very technical process and our students managed to create successful flight plans to Maria Island (where they stopped for lunch) and back to Cambridge.