Aviation museum visit as part of flying project

Children from Queensgate Foundation Primary School, East Cowes, were treated to a visit to the Wight Aviation Museum as part of their four-week project on ‘Flight and Flying’.

Former East Cowes Mayor, Michael Paler, joined the Year 2 pupils in the museum at Sandown Airport as part of the assignment.

The children experienced a ‘virtual reality’ flight in a flight simulator built into a real Beagle Bulldog aircraft fuselage. They also made paper dart aeroplanes, admired the model of the ‘Princess Flying Boat’, the largest all metal flying boats made in Cowes, and learnt about the Island’s famous aviatrix, Mary Ellis, war-time Air Transport Auxiliary pilot and, subsequently, manager of Sandown Airport.

Wight Aviation Museum is happy to accept future school visits next year. For more details email wightavitaionmuseum@gmail.com or phone/text 07949 704052.