Feature Story

Historic flights: Student-built airplanes fly at Farnborough Airshow

10,000 young people from across the UK came to the Farnborough International Airshow to experience the world of aerospace firsthand -- and learn about Boeing’s leadership in it -- during the air show’s Futures Day. Students involved in the Schools Build-a-Plane Challenge, sponsored by Boeing and the Royal Aeronautical Society, made history when two aircraft they built flew in the show. It was the first time airplanes built from kits have participated.