TGS Flight Simulator Team Update April 2017

Sponsorship and Upcoming Events
Tonbridge Grammar School’s Flight Simulator Project, begun last year as a part of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s competition, has recently reached new heights, having received new sponsorship from Noetica and a pair of actuators from Linak, making it possible to continue the construction of their previous prototype. We are currently attaching the actuators to the motion platform and beginning to create a software-hardware interface to allow us to control the actuators through our own programming skills.

Noetica is a small, London based software company, owned by one of the parents at the school, Danny Singer. The company provides customer interaction management solutions for call centres. It offers Synthesys, a call centre software
platform, which provides call scripting tools, predictive dialers, CRM systems, and email or Web self services, as well as offers debt collection software.

 Linak is the leading expert in electric linear actuator systems, based in Guderup, Denmark. 

‘Linak is globally recognised for high quality, technically advanced, innovative solutions that reach the marketplace as cutting edge products giving both us and our customers a strategic advantage. With more than 7,000 different articles, no one else in the industry offer a wider range of actuator systems than LINAK. Our complete selection includes actuators, lifting columns, control boxes, controls and a wide range of accessories.’

In the upcoming months, after the completion of construction, the flight simulator will be going on tour to the Ardingly Big Bang Fair! 


Part of a nationwide programme, the Big Bang celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievements in science and engineering. In 2017, The Big Bang Fair South East will be held on Wednesday 28th June at the South of England Showground near Ardingly, West Sussex. We will be exhibiting our simulator and teaching younger primary students about the exciting opportunities available to them in STEM related industries.

Florence Year 12