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Techno Zone

The Techno Zone has aviation at its heart and is where the STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, are brought to life and showcased with cutting edge exhibits and interactive activities designed to engage and inspire future engineers.

Visitors are given the chance to get hands-on with technology from Rolls-Royce, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Airbus, GCHQ, NATS and many others as they demonstrate the practical application of materials, communications, flight systems and propulsion - all geared towards under 16s. The 2017 Techno Zone is once again sponsored by Lockheed Martin and supported by the RAF Charitable Trust. 

Activities and Exhibitors attending the 2017 Air Tattoo:

  • NATS - keeping the skies safe
  • Airbus - demonstrating the principles of flight
  • Lockheed Martin - manufacturing the next generation of military aircraft
  • QinetiQ - keeping today's military aircraft in the air
  • Rolls-Royce - aircraft propulsion systems
  • GE Aviation - cutting edge aircraft systems
  • GCHQ - the secrets of cyber security
  • Moog - aircraft control systems
  • IET - visitors can discover what it takes to be an engineer
  • Martin Baker - giving people the chance to sit in an ejector seat
  • British Airways - visitors can discover how commercial air travel uses 21st century technology
  • Raytheon - visitors have the chance to find out more about intelligence systems
  • Air Cadet Organisation - bringing exciting opportunities to students nationwide
  • Lockheed Martin Schools' Engineering Challenge - Saturday 15 July - local secondary schools put forward their young engineers to compete to make a working model in a day
  • Junior Engineer Competition - Friday 14 July - building a vehicle powered by jet or propellor
  • BAE Systems - a leader in aerospace technology and engineering
  • RAF Microlight Flying Association - the opportunity to learn and experience Microlight Flight
  • RAF Engineers - you can meet the teams that keep the RAF in the air
  • James Dyson Foundation - Interactive science and engineering challenges to inspire the engineers of the future
  • AirSIM Popham - the world's only full motion Ikarus C42 flight training simulator returns this year to the Air Tattoo offering the opportunity for the next generation of pilots to get hands-on flight experience at the controls of this popular attraction
  • Engineers Are Us* - bringing he thrill of Engineering and the role of Engineers to life in front of you eyes. Engineering goggles, dubious car testing and thinking outside the box literally engineered into our mathematically calculated and scientifically stimulating shows.
*If with a flick of a switch Engineering would disappear from our lives, what would the world be like? Wear Engineering goggles and join us in this journey into the world through the eyes of an Engineer. Through exploring objects of everyday life (and some fictional ones) Engineers Are Us invites the public to think outside the box (literally) and discover the excitement of being an Engineer and aspects of the career that seem invisible to most of us.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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