"Action Day Flying" gets young people excited about aviation industry

Digital event on February 12 features talks and workshops about flying
26 January 2021
Action Day Flying

The Young Talents Hamburg Klub (YOTA Hamburg) is hosting an “Action Day on Flying” on February 12, 2021 to get children from aged eight interested in flying. Events will be entirely digital due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. YOTA Hamburg is also offering advice online about careers and courses of study. The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg Airport, Lufthansa Technik and Deutsche Flugsicherung are all taking part in the event. 

Interactive career guidance

Those interested can attend talks online and learn, for instance, how to build a flight simulator at home and what is behind the term artificial intelligence. The highlights include workshops on "Building a Glider", "Flight Bionics" and "Why can an aeroplane fly?" The "YOTA Springboard" career and course guidance section gives young people insight into the aviation industry and takes them on digital tours of companies e.g., Spitzner Engineers, ProtoSpace, Lufthansa Technik. They can also meet air traffic controllers, Hamburg Airport's fire brigade and learn more about a pilot's profession and get feedback from aircraft construction students at HAW Hamburg. 

Exciting topics

HAW Hamburg is hosting a live online talk about the history of flying for younger children and their families. Another live talk will give insight into the Realise project on building a test facility for unmanned aerial vehicles. Those interested must register beforehand on the YOTA Hamburg website, which also features the entire programme. The popular action day is being held for the sixteenth consecutive year in 2021. 



YOTA Young Talents Hamburg

Children and young people gain insight into mainly technical professions through various types of events thanks to Hamburg Invest's Young Talents Hamburg Klub. Advice is available on training or courses of studies  in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region from eight years until the end of school. Companies, associations and universities open their doors to children and young people and show them exciting technology. Apprentices can look over their shoulders or lend a hand in workshops. More information can be found on: www.yota-hamburg.de