Course Information

The participants of this workshop will be taught the parts of the plane and how a motorised plane functions. Then individually, they will assemble up the components provided. In this workshop, they will also learn how motors and propellers can create thrust enough for a plane to take off and fly. Students will then get to witness the plane floating aloft in the air after the motor stops, to understand how gliders keep afloat. Trainer will guide them to trim the aircraft to do manoeuvres with it.

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
  • Assembly of Glider (Indoors) - 70 mins
  • Test Flight of Glider (Outdoors) - 50 mins

2.5 hours

6 years old and above

Parent-child available

English | Mandarin available

**Each participant will take home one glider**

  1. Introductory flight principles of a plane
  2. Understanding motorised gliders and kinetic energy to achieve flight
  3. Essential factors of a glider performance
  4.  Proper launching techniques of gliders
  5. How to trim a glider for flight performance

Participants will be assembling the glider from scratch, figuring out where the parts belong and trimming the plane in the end for flight performance. 

Flight science

Participants of this workshop will learn physics concepts like four forces of flight, Newton's law of motions, propulsion theory and electronics involved to enable flight.


The trainers are friendly and help us if we have problems. It was difficult at first, but slowly I learnt how to fix the glider up. Flying the glider was so fun and I got to compete with my friends!

Student, Stanford Primary School