Airborne Delivery Wing are using their expertise to assist at this week’s Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre as part of the British Science Week events. Staff will be on hand to describe and show how a parachute works and how it provides resistance to gravity to ensure parachutists land safely.
Squadron Leader Tony Dimeck is the Airborne Delivery Wing project officer for their STEM activities. In the Royal Air Force Village at this week’s show they will have live parachute equipment used by the Royal Air Force Falcons, as well as videos of the parachutes in action and hands on material to help demonstrate the technical components and how a parachute works.
The Big Bang Fair attracted more than 80,000 visitors in 2017 with more than 10% of UK schools registered to attend. British Science Week (8th – 18th March 2018) is a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.
RAF Falcons help demonstrate how forces act on the body during freefall as part of our engagement with RAF100 and STEM.