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Aviation Project puts our boys in control


Boys who find themselves in circumstances where their daily lives are fully controlled by others, often feel powerless. They need extra dimensions to their weekly routines to give them a sense of autonomy.

The learning of useful skills and the exploring of new interests could accomplish this. For the above reasons Leseding Youth Centre promotes various activities such as guitar lessons, soccer tournaments, etc., whilst the Aviation Project provides an extra opportunity for boys to stretch their knowledge, skills and interests.

Any boy can attend the workshops, on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, presented by members and friends of Snoopy’s Squadron Model Aircraft Club. He will be involved in making and flying his very own rubber-powered model aircraft, using tools and materials sponsored by SAMAA* and Snoopy’s Squadron.

For those who show further interest, an electric powered SANDOW model is being built by the boys and will be flown from the African Gate area in due course. Those who have persevered with the building project will be taught to fly the radio controlled model using the “Buddy Box” system, where the instructor will give them an opportunity to assume control of the model.

As BOSASA is on the flight path of light aircraft going into Jack Taylor airfield, and airliners flying to Lanseria, boys with imagination can allow their awakening interest in the Aviation Project to enable them to soar above the confines of their present circumstances and experience freedom every time they hear an aircraft overhead!

*SAMAA: South African Model Aircraft Association, in partnership with the South African Air Force and the Lotto Fund. The Dart Project is designed to introduce previously and presently disadvantaged young people to the joys of aviation.

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