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Blog for Dr Kenji Takeda at the University of Southampton. Find out about what he's up to in aerodynamics, aircraft noise, flight simulation and Formula One teaching, research and schools outreach. Also see what's going on in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Planes aplenty at Farnborough!

Wow, what a hectic day! Friday was International Youth Day at Farnborough Airshow. We brought our Aibus A380 flight simulator as part of the launch of the Future Flight 2006 competition. You can read the 'official' press release here... http://www.soton.ac.uk/ses/news/2006/jul/20Jul2006.shtml It was GREAT to have the Future Flight 2005 winners (including Steffan and Gavin above) come to see the Airbus A380 flying its display. Rather nice for us was the fact that the A380 pilot, Peter Chandler, and Red Arrows pilot Martin Higgins were part of the display. Both of these great guys were Southampton Aeronautics & Astronautics graduates. Martin was actually one of my classmates (back in the 1990s!) and always was a real flyboy ;) For more about how they got from University to being the headline flying display at Farnborough 2006 see http://www.soton.ac.uk/ses/news/2006/jul/26Jul2006.shtml So check out www.futureflight.org to win even better prizes for 2006 by designing a futuristic airliner online!!!

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