Aviation Teen Start-Up - 11 & 12 July 2018

Aviation Teen Start-Up is an engaging, hands-on idea competition for 11 to 16 year olds, run during the July school holidays. With a focus on aviation and aerospace innovation, it encourages students to invent, explore and experiment, and let their ideas take flight!

Over two days, students are taken through the innovation development process from idea to execution. Students work individually or in teams to come up with an idea for a product or service that they believe provides a solution to a problem facing the aviation industry now or in the future. The event concludes with the students pitching their concepts to a panel of judges.

There will also be behind-the-scenes tours of Canberra Airport and fun, interactive activities that teach skills like creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Walking Tour and ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Canberra Airport

The ‘Behind the Scenes tour’ has been developed to educate students about the aviation industry and the important functions of an airport with a focus on areas such as employment, transport, history and its role in the community. Students will have the opportunity to go on a tour guided by the airport management team. They will have to navigate their way through the terminal following the passenger experience from check-in through to security.

The students not only get a hands-on experience but will have the opportunity to meet and talk to a variety of people working at the Airport and engaged in the aviation and aerospace industry.


Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm 
(Registration from 8:30am, and supervision provided until 4:30pm)

Day 1 - Fairbairn Function Centre, 49 Laverton Avenue, Fairbairn ACT
Day 2 - Brindabella Conference Centre, 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park, Majura ACT

$180.00 (+GST) per student for the 2-day program
$150.00 (+GST) per student for 2 or more children

What to bring?

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day
  • Laptop or tablet for online research, must be able to connect to Wi-Fi (free Wi-Fi available)

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.


Aviation Teen Start-Up is sponsored by:
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