OG Christopher Tracey spoke to pupils about his passion for hang gliding

OG Christopher Tracey who is Aerospace Engineer, engineering Project Lead for Collins Aerospace returned to school to talk about his passion for free flight. During the week he works on interior monuments for Airbus A350’s, but at the weekend he flies hang gliders, enjoying real aviation!

He and interested pupils gathered outside Chapel with a glider set up so that he could talk about the basics behind flying hang gliders, how they are constructed and the distances that can be covered. This was followed by a discussion in the CLT about some of the physics behind flying gliders.

Christo is happy to talk to pupils more specifically about aeronautical engineering careers.