"Wings for Tomorrow"
Since 2008, Aviation Sans Frontières through " e-aviation ", participates in the collective effort of discovery, raising awareness in favour of the disadvantaged and/or socially isolated young people. Its purpose is to make them discover new horizons via the world of the aeronautics and the Microsoft " Flight Simulator " tool. E-aviation can guide the curiosity of the participants to careers in aviation and to raise awareness of humanitarian action through ASF’ own actions.
A typical e-aviation day
Besides the sessions of flight simulations, the typical "e-aviation" day includes several aspects.
The morning begins with a general ASF presentation, its humanitarian actions, followed by a brief history of the evolution of the world of aeronautics.
Follows a theoretical part where the concepts of aerodynamics, meteorology and navigation are presented in a simple and fun way. It also refers to the flight instruments, engines, etc. Then comes lunchtime and, after a picnic on the lawns just next to the flying club planes, learnt notions are put into practice on the flight simulator.
In a general way, the youngsters leave the simulation very excited and with many questions. The "e-aviation" day ends with a presentation of the various jobs in aeronautics and the different ways to reach them.
ASF wish is firstly to demonstrate to these young people that many of these jobs are accessible, secondly to show them the various possible ways to reach those jobs and finally to maybe generate some vocations.
To date, this activity is operational on two platforms: Toussus-le-Noble and Nantes.
In 2011, 300 youngsters participated in this activity.
More details here: http://e-aviation.org/
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Microsoft, Aéroports de Paris (ADP), St Jean-Baptiste de la Salle highschool (Nantes), NVIDIA, Thrustmaster, Air France, Peugeot-Citroën, FranceVFR, Fondation La Ferthé and. and others who prefer to act quietly behind the scene.