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Civilian S6 Coyote

Boeing and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) created the Schools Build-a-Plane Challenge in 2009 to inspire young people across the UK in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through a hands-on build challenge. The project provides young people in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to build a real RANS Coyote II light aircraft from a kit and gives them experience of the aircraft build process and an understanding the scientific and engineering principles behind flight. The challenge also encourages the development of commercial skills such as project management, problem-solving, team work marketing and communication. The challenge culminates in the aircraft being certified to fly and the students who helped build the plane take to the skies in their finished product.

“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

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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