4. Relief Operations & Airdrops

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In 2018 the RAF expertise in airdrops has been vital for getting supplies to areas of the UK affected by terrible storms. The success of any relief operation depends on the precision and accuracy of delivery.

The introductory video 'Airdrops' explores the role of the RAF in relief operations and their importance for the UK’s international role.

In the history activity students explore the role of airdrops in Burma, the Berlin airlift and the relief operation in Ethiopia.

In the STEM activity, students make an airdrop model using paper, string and paperclips and use it to explore precision of delivery. As an extension they can explore projectile motion.