Sky’s the limit for Joanna

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Joanna Barlow from Dromara is one of a number of 16-24 year-old aerospace enthusiasts to take part in a series of events hosted by Belfast Met, in partnership with Bombardier.

The programme included visits to Bombardier, Ulster Aviation Society, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and Belfast Met’s E3 campus and interactive workshops such as ‘kite building’ and ‘flight in nature’.

Brian George, Head of School in Engineering and Construction, said: “These are hands-on workshops so not only have the participants been observing they are also practising what they have been taught . . .”

Tony Monaghan, Bombardier Education Liaison Officer, said: “It has been an exciting and rewarding experience to partner with the Department for Employment and Learning and Belfast Met on the aerospace summer school. “ Participants enjoyed flying in a Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from George Best Airport followed by a presentation to mark their completion of a module from a level 2 qualification in Space Science Technology.