Course Information

Gliders are graceful non-powered planes that take off in the air with a simple thrust. This workshop allows beginners of a young age to gain interest in aviation through building their first mini chuck glider. The participants will each be handed with a plane kit with set dimensions. Basic principles of flight theory will be infused during the course. Once the glider is built, participants will be taught proper throwing techniques and test flight the gliders.

Course Specifications

Key takeaways


Age group

Venue required

Room with tables and chairs for building, Field or Open space for testing of gliders.

Teaching Language 

Course Structure

  • Theory on basic aerodynamics - 30 mins
  • Fabrication of glider (Indoors) - 90 mins
  • Test Flight of glider (Outdoors) - 60 mins

3 hours

6 to 8 years old

Parent-child available

English | Mandarin available

**Each participant will take home one glider**

  1. Introductory flight principles
  2. Essential factors for design of a glider
  3. Practical applications of math and science concepts through building the plane
  4. Craft work techniques – sandpaper, glue

Participants will be building the glider from scratch, sanding the various parts and assembling them together. They will then learn how to trim the plane for flight performance. 

Flight science

Participants of this workshop will learn physics concepts like kinetic energy, four forces of flight, Newton's law of motions, flight trajectory, center of gravity.


I had fun in the course and I enjoyed making the glider. I really gained knowledge about aircraft and building techniques. Thank you.

Student, Kent Ridge Secondary School