At age 9 Jason Brand launched his first home made "space mission", a high altitude balloon along with his father Robert Brand, a long time space enthusiast. This was followed by a number of launches, including a recent flight that saw his "astronaut", a fluffy toy chicken travel to 33km in altitude before plumetting to earth at 400km/h and landing in a remote location in NSW.
Now at age 12, he is planning to break the sound barrier with an ambitious plan to release a radio control glider from a high altitude balloon over 40km above the earth. Dubbed Project Thunderstruck, he hopes that his 2.5m glider will reach 1800kph in a dive before leveling out and gliding to earth.
Jason is also a cadet of the Australian Air League at Riverwood Squadron in NSW and plans to fly solo on his 15th birthday. To learn more about Jason's project, visit the website at http://projectthunderstruck.org/
Did you attend the recent Australian Air League 2014 Review held in Gungahlin, ACT? If so, we would like to hear from you.
Cadets, Officers, Associate Members, parents and friends are invited to complete a short survey to gather feedback on the AAL Review and to help us improve the event and make the next one even better!
The information you provide is anonymous and confidential, to take part just click on the following link.
The Annual Athletics Carnival is on again!! With all Reviews for the year over, this is a great opportunity to attend the Athletics Carnival, without the pressure of having to prepare for other Air League events.
If your squadron has not attended the athletics carnival in recent years, you are more than welcome to attend – we look forward to seeing you, your members and parents there!
This is a fun carnival – a great opportunity to have some fun and socialize with other members of the Group.
The carnival will be held on the 26th October 2014 - full details can be found here.