Air league kicks off to a flying start

Over the last two weeks, hundreds of Year nine and 12 students across the borough have been given the opportunity to have an air experience day in a glider flying across North Yorkshire as part of the ‘Soaring to Success’ initiative, led by Air League. The project is set to expose young people to the careers and skills the aviation sector has to offer.

Along with the programme, over 600 Barnsley students have taken part in interactive workshops, meetings and have spoken to pilots from DHL and British Airways, engineers from Rolls Royce and representatives from Air League itself.

The program will end with Barnsley Year 12 students taking part in an immersive gliding course, 6 students will then attend a powered flying opportunity in August.