2017 Youth in Aviation Parliamentary Reception


29th November will see organisations and individuals from across aerospace come together in the House of Lords to highlight to politicians and industry stakeholders the social, economic and educational benefits of youth access to aviation and the vital connection such activities have with the future prosperity of the British aerospace industry.  The primary aim of our joint Parliamentary event is to showcase what we do to Members of Parliament and exists to encourage support of our cause. Kindly hosted by Rt Hon Baroness Garden of Frognal in the Cholmondeley Room and organised by The Air League, the Parliamentary Reception acts not only as away of showing MPs, Peers and industry what is happening at a grass roots level within aerospace, but further highlights the many advantages Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can have on the future development of aerospace within the United Kingdom. 

Guided by the Air League’s role as the ‘aerospace network’ we have sought to develop the Youth in Aviation initiative as a powerful tool for collaboration between not-for-profit organisations within our industry. Certainly for the Air League, the number of joint activities and engagment with other groups has increased significantly in recent years. For the first time we are proud to welcome various members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation. The APPG was formed at the beginning of this year and have gone from strength to strength. With 84 cross-party Members of Parliament from across both Houses, the APPG is one of the largest parliamentary groups in this Parliament and has firmly established itself as the voice of General Aviation, and aviation in general. The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group will be speaking at the Youth in Aviation reception,

Organisations in attendance today will include The Royal Aeronautical Society, Aerobility, Air Cadets, The Light Aircraft Association, Brooklands Museum, The British Gliding Association, The Air League, The British Aerobatics Association and IMechE.

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