Up Up and Away with College Visit to Local Balloon Manufacturer

Oswestry, United Kingdom, November 28, 2017 --(PR.com)-- North Shropshire College (NSC) Engineering students had the chance to experience a taste of Hot Air Balloon and Inflatable Building Engineering with a recent trip to local business Lindstrand Technologies. The students were shown around the factory by David Hampson, Production Manager at Lindstrand, and were given an introduction to the entire process of making Balloons, including, computerised cutting, material welding and stitching, prototyping and metal component machining. In addition to this, the students were also given a talk explaining the regulations that Lindstrand have to follow when making Balloons and Aviation Equipment.

Ex-NSC Engineering student Elliot Clark, who is currently undertaking an apprenticeship at Lindstrand, was also on hand to explain to the students about what it is like to work at the company.

Rupert Boyle, Engineering Lecturer at NSC, who organised the trip comments, “The visit was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about commercial engineering and the techniques and practices involved; especially in the aviation industry. They thoroughly enjoyed the trip and it enabled them to bring to life what they have been learning in class up until now.”

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Lucy Evans
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