Terms of entry


  1. The Cranfield Aero Experience is a competition organised and operated by Cranfield University.
  2. Entrants to the “Cranfield Aero Experience Competition” must be students currently studying at a UK or EU university in the academic year 2019/20 ending July 31st 2020. This competition is not open to current or previous students of Cranfield University, employees of Cranfield University or relatives of Cranfield University employees.
  3. The prize comprises:
    1. Airborne flight experience in either a Slingsby Firefly or Bulldog aircraft, Cranfield University
    2. Session in fixed base aircraft simulator, Cranfield University
    3. Tour of aviation related facilities at Cranfield University
    4. Session in a commercial jet simulator
  4. Cranfield University reserves the right to withdraw or amend any aspect of the competition or prize at any time.
  5. There is no cash alternative to the prize.
  6. Accommodation will be provided on a complementary basis on the evening prior to the first day of the event and on the evening of the first day. Cranfield University reserves the right to select suitable accommodation, minimum 3* standard. This will be on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
  7. Return travel expenses for the four winners will be available to any UK or EU destination subject to a maximum amount of £300 per person, receipts for travel expenses will be required from the prize winners.
  8. There are two stages to the competition. At the first stage entrants are required to answer a series of multiple choice questions and submit their answers via the competition website at www.aeroexperience.co.uk. Entrants that provide a correct set of answers will be contacted by email and asked to write an article on a general aerospace and aviation issue.
  9. The closing date for receipt of entries for the first stage multiple choice questions is noon (BST GMT+1) 20th July 2020 or when the projected number of entries is reached, whichever occurs first.
  10. Cranfield University does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to internet communication issues.
  11. The short listed entrants from stage one will be contacted by email by 24th July 2020.
  12. The second stage of the competition will be assessed by Cranfield staff in the first instance and a shortlist will be developed for a judging panel to make the final decision on the prize winners.
  13. The closing date for the second stage article is 14th August 2020.
  14. The four winners of the competition will be contacted by 28th August 2020.
  15. The prize days have been provisionally scheduled for 9th and 10th September 2020 but are subject to change. Due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic these dates may be rescheduled. We will continue to review following advice from the UK Government and keep this website updated accordingly. We will also inform second stage entrants any changes to the dates published.
  16. In the event that any of the four selected winners cannot attend the prize event, the judging panel will select another winner(s) from stage two entries.
  17. It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide an accurate email address.
  18. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  19. For further details about the competition please email aeroexperience@cranfield.ac.uk
  20. Entrants must comply by the rules and be eligible for the prize. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
  21. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them
    when entering this competition.
  22. Cranfield University can accept no liability for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage incurred by any party  entering this competition whatsoever or howsoever caused.
  23. Student Affiliate Membership to the Royal Aeronautical Society is offered by the Royal Aeronautical Society and governed by the eligibility criteria set by the Royal Aeronautical Society. Cranfield University does not accept any responsibility for applications for membership.