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Aerospace Pathways 

Aeroskills introduces students to the principles of flight, aircraft manufacture, aircraft engineering and an understanding of the aerospace industry as a career pathway in either general aviation, commercial aviation or the military  forces. 

Students are given the opportunity to participate in programs such as:

• Aerospace Gateway Schools Program Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia Summit 

In 2016 Calamvale was proud to see the following Achievements:  

• Flight Scope Award Finalist
•  GE Aviation Aerospace Aviation Award Finalists
• Selected to attend the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia Summit in Brisbane
• Work experience with Boeing Defence Australia   
UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) 

Awards - Gold, Silver and Sportsmanship 2014-2016
UAV Robotics focuses on engaging the students in the introduction to the principles of flight and an understanding of aerospace as a working environment for possible future career aspirations out in the general aviation industry or the military forces.  Our students complete projects from the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA), Delta Dart project offered to educational groups that meet the requirements.  The program has delivered scholarships in Aerospace and direct entry into the Airlines Academy with direct engagement in pathways to the Aerospace industry as Aircraft engineers.
UAV Outback Challenge
After 9 months of work the UAV students competed in the UAV Outback Challenge.  In 2016 there was a new challenge for the teams when they changed their type of aircraft to Quadcopters instead of fixed wing aircraft.

Throughout the year the students designed and built their own Quadcopter as well as a new parcel design.  The team wrote reports, made video reports and present an oral power point report before finally flying their aircraft to save Outback Joe. 

Calamvale entered two teams in the Challenge from Years 11 & 12 to compete against the 39 national and international teams.  2016 was the most challenging of the last 6 years of competing at the challenge with so many international teams. Calamvale teams stood out at the competition as the only team who designed their own Quadcopter instead of purchasing off the shelf like other teams at the event. Our Quadcopters were all built using our school 3D Printers, CNC Milling machines, vacuum formers and various other equipment and programs.
Calamvale teams were proud to receive three awards in 2016:
•2nd Overall
•Best Rookie Team
•Sportsmanship Award