|TechFest17 held at Stow Maries on 17th September 2017 was a magnificent day out for the many children, parents, and exhibitors that came along.
From drone-racing to Hurricane aircraft construction, 3rd scale WW1 model flying displays (thanks to Dawn Patrol), rocket cars and rockets, Usborne Books, face-painting, a modern flight simulator, WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust’s Rocking Nacelle complete with their latest virtual reality Oculus Rift Headset and 5 missions for the budding pilot, and with the Oculus Touch next door where young and old tried their hand at Spiderman – web leaps to overhead cranes are not for the faint-hearted!
Our thanks to Dennis Stretton and Penny Carter for the huge amount of work in organising the 23 exhibitors all of whom were thrilled at the response of their audience (young and old). Many were very keen to book in for TechFest 18 there and then so it is sure to be repeated. If you cannot wait that long, enrol for Saturday morning Stokers at Stow Maries! The TechFest concept is exactly that Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome and WW1 Aviation Heritage Trusts and Volunteers are all about – trying to link current and future generations with the heroic aviation history of the Great War to inspire them to be the catalysts for the next technical revolution!