Airline Challenge


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"One of the most original and effective team builds I have ever experienced." Aftersales Trainer - Hyundai

The Airline Challenge

The Airline Challenge is a unique team building event that combines creativity, teamwork, a little bit of science, manual dexterity and competition.

Teams are set the task of launching an entirely new Airline and having created the branding and marketing strategy (and in some cases even the uniforms) teams have to actual build a large wooden jumbo jet that really flies!

How it Works

Teams must develop the airline’s service offering, create a brand, identify their target market and develop their marketing strategy. Simultaneously teams are tasked with constructing a 21-piece 1.5 metre model of their flagship plane, out of specially created balsa-wood pieces. The plane must then be painted and branded before the maiden flight. These planes are highly engineered and if constructed well will fly extraordinary distances in open space.

Finally teams must put together a presentation (or film a TV Commercial) to promote their Airline.

Chocks Away

This activity is very flexible and can be easily adapted to last a half or full day.  Where time and budget permits – teams will also have to design uniforms and deliver a full – pre flight safety briefing.

Learning & Development Outcomes

Learning & Development Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Creative Thinking
  • Fun
  • Leadership
  • Manual dexterity
  • Problem Solving
  • Resource Management
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
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