When paratroopers are floating through the air or aviation engineers are building a plane, then they have something in common – they have both realised their dream of flying. At today's EADS Students Day at the ILA Berlin Air Show, these experts were able to share their enthusiasm for aerospace with more than 150 interested students. EADS invited a total of nine classes from Berlin and Brandenburg to delve into the world of flight for a day. During this time, students were given the opportunity to air all their questions on aerospace in discussions with EADS experts. They probed the phenomenon of aerodynamics in a very special way: The winning team of the German Skydiving Championships presented its flying skills to the participants in a four-way formation. 20 students were subsequently able to take off in a 'bodyflying' facility themselves. Via a strong bottom-to-top air current, they were able to test the feeling of weightlessness on their own bodies.
“We are showing students how closely theory and practice are linked in natural sciences and how fascinating this can be in the aerospace industry. It is important for EADS to fascinate young people with our products and technology and inspire towards a career in the aerospace industry,” says Jörg Kutzim, Head of the EADS Recruitment Center.
The school classes were also able to take a glance at the winning projects in EADS? nationwide competition "Ideenflug" (Ideas in Flight) and obtain information on starting a career or gaining an internship at EADS. Additionally, each student received the EADS Flight Book, which brings young people closer to the science of aerospace in easily understandable language.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of over 133,000.
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An English version of the EADS Flight Book is available online at: http://applications.eads.com/eads/flightbook_en/index.htm
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