A new Aerospace program (Part of the Science and Engineering program) is set to soar at Hallam Senior College with the arrival of a jet airplane, an ex-Naval Jindivik.
This aircraft is the first of two aircraft that have been very graciously provided to us by our partners in education, the Australian National Aviation Museum based at Moorabbin Airport.
The aircraft was trucked to the College on Tuesday 22nd March. It will give students very unique opportunities to carry out hands on practical activities, learn about aircraft engines, structures and avionics, and help students meet the outcomes in subjects that will make up the Aerospace program.
For those who like the technical nitty-gritty; The Jindivic is a pilotless drone aircraft previously used by the Navy to tow missiles for target practice. It is fitted with a Rolls Royce Viper jet engine, flown remotely by pilots on the ground. Jindivik aircraft are capable of flying 900 km/h at an altitude of 63,000 feet.
It is planned that students will eventually restore and assemble this aircraft in its original livery and will be used for display and training purposes at the college.