London South East Colleges is teaming up with Falcon Flying Group to offer Festival of Flight visitors the chance to take to the skies.

A competition will be run during the two-day event, asking entrants to take an educated guess on some facts about the aircraft on display. The lucky winner will receive a one-hour flying lesson in a Cessna 152 at EFG Flying School, which is the oldest Flying School at Biggin Hill Airport

Falcon will also be exhibiting two of its Piper PA28-161 aircraft at the airshow, giving guests a guided tour of these amazing flying machines.

This exciting event marks the launch of a new Aerospace and Aviation Engineering course starting at London South East Colleges in September 2017. The Level 2 Diploma will be open to students who are interested in a career in this exciting industry.

The College is currently working with a number of partners - including the London Borough of Bromley, Bombardier and the airport itself - to establish an Aerospace College at Biggin Hill. This initiative will address the chronic shortage of aerospace engineers and the wider skills needs of the aviation industry.

Louise Wolsey, Executive Director of Corporate and Strategic Development at London South East Colleges, says:“Aerospace and Aviation are rapidly growing industries with a huge range of job opportunities. London South East Colleges is working closely with a host of partners to help businesses meet their skills needs over the coming years – whilst also helping young people to advance exciting careers.

“The Biggin Hill Festival of Flight is the perfect opportunity to showcase our new Aerospace course and our planned College at London Biggin Hill Airport. Thanks to Falcon, visitors will have the chance to win a flying lesson and to see two of their Piper aeroplanes. Be sure to pay our stand a visit!"

Shonu Bamrah, Director at Falcon Flying Group adds: “As one of the oldest organisations at historic Biggin Hill Airport, Falcon is proud to be promoting both Flight Training and Aircraft Engineering.

“We are delighted to be working with London South East Colleges to create this show-stopping exhibition and look forward to inspiring as many new talented individuals as we can.

“Aviation is an expanding operation, particularly at the grass root level in this part of the world and I feel that this collaboration between Falcon Flying Group, London Southeast Colleges and Biggin Hill Airport is a fantastic way for new motivated students to progress in Aviation be it through Aircraft Maintenance or Flight Training. We absolutely need to ensure that talented and skilled young people are being encouraged to join the industry – so it is great to see employers, local government and businesses working together in this way.”

If you would like to find out more about Learning to Fly at Biggin Hill please visit the Falcon Flying Group website.

Visit the London South East Colleges and Falcon Flying Group stand at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017.

Students and staff from the College’s award-winning BR6 Restaurant will also be attending the event, preparing and serving food for pilots and the ground crew.

There are limited spaces available on London South East Colleges' new Aviation and Aerospace Level 2 Diploma starting this September - for more information please visit click here.

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