Aeronautical Engineering – Making The Impossible Possible
One of my fondest memories as a child was playing with Lego, endless hours constructing whatever my imagination would allow. From terrific monuments to futuristic automobiles, anything was possible. Until of course, i released, many years later, that it was just Lego and it looked just like…Lego.
Thats not to say that the child like romanticism with making the impossible possible, should die. Today there are a plethora of fine examples demonstrating the finest of human endeavours and feats. We have taken flight, broken sound barriers and recently just discovered that we were in fact correct about the Big Bang. A lot of these achievements are due to the great minds behind them, the men and women designing, engineering and manufacturing these technologies.
The idea of becoming an engineer is a daunting one for most, but in truth; the most exciting, interesting and rewarding jobs are actually found within the manufacturing sector.
Unlike most careers paths chosen more frequently by graduates, Aeronautical Engineering offers something different. It offers the cutting edge. It offers the revolutionary. It offers the future.
Aeronautical Engineering is the primary sector of engineering, concerning the design & development, construction, testing and onboard technology of both aircraft, spacecraft and much more.
With global organisations such as Virgin exploring markets in galactic transport with Virgin Galactic, the demand for new and innovative technologies could potentially explode.
Countries such as Japan and China have massively amplified the scale of their manufacturing sectors over past decade, whilst in the UK, numbers of engineering graduates have declined, leaving a large gap for new graduates to fill.
Aerospace Engineering team, i7 Aerospace have worked with the US Military, developing military grade flight suits and free fall suits, designed to withstand freezing temperatures and extreme changes in pressure during the event of high altitude pilot ejections.
i7 Aerospace recent worked closely with Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos project to design and construct the free fall pressure suit, which allowed Baumgartner to become the first human to break the sound barrier through free fall.
The suit, which was made from layered polycarbonate with carbon and copper threading, which provided an internal heating system to prevent freezing, took 5 years to fully develop. The suit allowed Baumgartner to free fall 39,045 meters maxing the speed of 1340kmph, from the very cusp of space.
Baumgartner landed safely in the New Mexico desert, as well as the suit which also survived the fall undamaged. Without the ingenious technology that was developed by engineers at i7, this feat would have not been possible. You could make a difference too. We are at the very peak of accretion on this technological transformation, and you could be there helping to innovate and design for the future.
Pursuing a career in Aeronautical Engineering, will ensure that you will be working at the very forefront of technology, using the most cutting edge equipment and techniques, and really working to benefit the entire globe.
If you want to make a difference and want to truly know what it means to push the boundaries;
then Aeronautical Engineering is for you!
It’s not rocket science!
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