On the 15th March 2011 we officially opened the Build a Plane project with a number of representatives from Boeing, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Light Aircraft Association, Orchard school (our partner build school), New Fosseway, our own build team and the Lord Mayor of Bristol amongst others.
After an initial welcome speech by Mr.Davies, many other leading figures in the build programme spoke and welcomed the project officially to the Bridge Learning Campus. All guests were treated to a tour of the engineering department, a look at the build area and all the component parts. The morning was extremely successful and a lot of very important and useful contacts were made. The launch event only proved even further our intention here at the Bridge to be a recognised centre of excellent practice and vision.
Anyway the build has finally begun!! After several weeks of careful and meticulous inventory and storage planning we have now arrived at the point where we know where each and every part is located. This will mean that as each part is required for the assembly we can collate all the
parts first so everything follows the build manual. We have produced a sheet where after every step I will sign off the build event to say that it has been completed and then our LAA inspector can also then sign off to say everything is ok.
When the plane eventually travels down to London for its final scrutiny this will hopefully prove everything has been done in order and completed properly.