Rocket Workshop 2016

 

After a year’s break, one of the most successful projects organised by EUROAVIA Bucureşti, Rocket Workshop, made a spectacular comeback for the 5th edition with the slogan “Make rockets part of your life!”.

The vision of Rocket Workshop 2016 was building a community of united people who want to learn the technical and theoretical parts of rocket building while also developing their communication and team work skills.

On the 6th-8th of May 2016, 100 students from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest built 20 rockets over the span of 13 hours. They worked under the guidance of 10 specialised trainers. On the last day of the event, the rockets were launched at Aeroclubul Teritorial “Aurel Vlaicu” București and they reached altitudes of 400 meters.

The winning teams were awarded ULM flights at Aeroclubul Teritorial “Aurel Vlaicu” București and flight lessons with the helicopter simulator from the Romanian Aviation Academy. There were also awards for the teams with: the best theoretical part, the most beautiful design, the best team cooperation, the best flight time.

Rocket Workshop 2016 had several partners: Fokker Engineering România, Aeroclubul Teritorial “Aurel Vlaicu” București, Romania Aviation Academy, Comoti, Fornetti and the support of the Ministry of Transportation. As far as media partners are concerned, we enjoyed a collaboration with Antena Stars which brought a few of the launches to the small screen.

The 5th edition of Rocket Workshop successfully ended after 3 full days and the participants went home with great memories, new friends and a lot of excitement for next year.