Students swap flight simulators for the real thing at Gloucestershire Airport
STUDENTS learning about aerospace engineering are taking flying lessons with a difference at Gloucestershire Airport.
The students, from the University of the West of England, are in the third year of their course and have been using computer flight simulators. Now they will test their methods "for real" at the airport.
Darren Lewington, head of operations at the airport, said: "We're delighted that the students from the University of the West of England are using Gloucestershire Airport for their flying.
"It seems fitting that a county that has such a rich aviation heritage is contributing towards the education of the aircraft designers of the future."