Day School: Flappers 'n' Flyers

Ref: C2225171

The workshop takes a “human interest” approach, covering both the serious and light-hearted aspects of aviation development in that era when men and women challenged the skies, sometimes successfully, sometimes disasterously but always with a pioneering spirit, striving for records of endurance, altitiude and speed. The pioneers seeking to be “first” across the Atlantic. It also ecompasses the politics of aerial domination and aerial policing – influences that extended well beyond the decade. In a lighter note, it touches on flying fashions; barnstormers, stunt pilots and parachutists, male and female.

Course aim

Introducing 1920s aviation. "Flying Flappers" - young airwomen in the male-dominated world of aviation. "Atlantic Endeavours" pioneers piloting frail craft over stormy seas. "Policing & Politics" - projecting Imperial air power.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explore the endeavours and challenges of flying the Atlantic in the 1920s
  • Examine the role of women and their contribution to aviation.
  • Explain the developing use of air power in a policing context.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: Flappers 'n' Flyers

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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