Perse Rockets Keep On Soaring
The Perse Rocketry Society have built on last year's national success by demonstrating some stunning rocketry knowledge, skill and talent in this year's competition.
A Perse team made up of Years 7, 8 and 9 have designed and built a new rocket for this year’s UKAYRoC competition – and have carried out successful flights which have seen the team qualify for the national finals. This is the same competition that the Perse won in 2012.
The task for this year is to build a rocket carrying one raw hens egg to a height of 750ft with a journey time of between 48-50 seconds. Battling against adverse weather conditions, the team successfully qualified for the finals with their best qualification flight reaching 743ft, with a total journey time of 45 seconds and the payload intact upon landing.
The finals are being held this year in Farnborough on the 8th May where the 20 qualifying teams will battle for the title. The winning team will receive an all-expense paid trip to Paris. After attending the Paris Air show and flying their rocket in the International fly off, the winning team will be taken to the Airbus factory in Toulouse where they will get to see the A380 and A350 assembly plant, and finally go for a tour of Paris which will include a trip to Disneyland!
We wish the team the very best of luck in the final.
The successful Perse team made up of Garret Shannon (yr9), Inigo Hunnable (yr8), Viraj Kakhandhi (yr7), Philip Sosnin (yr7), and James Mason (yr7)