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    Explore aviation!

    From birds, balloons and kites to jet planes – up, up and away!

    Humans have always looked to the sky and wondered how to get there. We tried flying like birds, but that didn’t go so well! Now there are thousands of airplanes in the sky, but have you wondered how they take off and land, or even how they’re built? Let’s explore aviation together!

    Aviation education: how things fly

    There are loads of flying objects in the sky but not all of them have wings! There are balloons, birds, airplanes and helicopters, for example, but did you know they all fly in a different way? Watch the videos below to find out how they reach the sky!

    Balloons: why do they float?      
    Why birds are made for flying      
    How do airplanes fly?      
    How do helicopters fly?      

    10,000 airplanes in the sky?

    There are tons of planes in the sky right now! But it took a lot of brain power to get them there. Discover how we invent, power and design these flying machines – and what we’re doing to make them friendlier for our planet.?

    The history of flying      
    What do we use aircraft for?      
    How to design an airplane      
    What fuel do planes fly with?      
    Airplanes: Evolving for the planet      
    Airports: The perfect home of planes      

    Finding your way through the clouds!?

    Ever wondered how airplanes get from one place to another? It’s no easy task to take off, turn and land again – but what can you expect on your own flying adventure? It could involve invisible highways, engines that spin the other way and chewing gum. The videos below will explain everything!?

    Getting ready for take-off      
    3 ways an airplane can turn      
    How airplanes fly in bad weather      
    The invisible highways in the sky      
    What happens when you fly      
    How to land an airplane      
    Discovery Space


    Science of flight

    Mission to the moon

    Future of the Skies

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