Flight Clinic

Who?

Any Science Olympiad team is welcome to attend.  We will send out a registration form closer to the date of the clinic, but we do NOT intend to charge a registration fee. Teams are welcome to participate even if they are not competing at one of the Solon invitationals that weekend. We will be asking for at least one adult per school to provide supervision.

The clinic will be run by volunteers from the National Free Flight Society with extensive experience in model aeronautics. Several of these volunteers are involved in the Flight event at the national level.

What?

Students will have an opportunity to receive live feedback on trimming and flying their Flight planes in a gym space where they can actively practice and apply this feedback.

Where?

The main gym at Solon Middle School, located at 6835 SOM Center Road, Solon, OH 44139. The approximate dimensions of the space are 115' by 100' with a ceiling height of 24' to the rafters, but with a curtain in the center at a height of 21'.

When?

5:30PM to 8:30PM on Friday, February 2, 2024 — the evening before our invitational tournament.

Why?

This is a unique opportunity for new and experienced students alike to receive expert advice on how to improve their Flight devices and competition skills. For Division B teams competing at the Solon Middle School invitational, this is additionally an opportunity to practice in the Flight event space prior to competition the next day.