Welcome to the home of the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Program (ACP), a venture dedicated to assisting and inspiring 15 to 18 year-olds, who in particular have an interest in an Aerospace career, to get into Engineering.
Supported by leading global aviation and motorsport companies across a wide spectrum of specialisations from design and manufacture, to operations and training, the Sandy Gunn ACP provides accurate and up-to-date careers advice through its support network and regional presentation roadshow. In addition, our hands-on airframe workshop builds confidence in those wanting to learn or develop further their metalworking hand skills in an aviation workshop environment.
The Sandy Gunn ACP is exclusively partnered with the Spitfire AA810 Project which supports the ACP’s endeavours completely, and when it flies, Sandy’s Spitfire will be available to the ACP Team in support of all of their activities.
Who was Sandy Gunn?
Sandy Gunn was a young man from Auchterarder who gave up his training to become a diesel engineer in order to join the RAF. Shot down whilst flying an unarmed Photo Reconnaissance Spitfire over Norway in 1942, Sandy spent two years in a POW camp before escaping in what became known as the Great Escape. Captured after two days on the run, Sandy was murdered by a Gestapo officer on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler. He was just 24 years old.
What is the program?
Sandy Gunn ACP has set about doing all it can to reverse the decline in those taking up engineering. Find out more.
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Meet The Team
The ACP Management Team is made up of five professionals with experience across the most relevant fields in the Aviation and Aerospace industry.
A hands-on Engineering Workshop will run once per year initially, teaching and inspiring a new generation of aviation engineers. Find out more about our workshops here.
Our presentations will travel around the country delivered to schools and societies whose students wish to attend. Find out more about our presentations here.
The ACP is fully compliant with GDPR and Young People Protection legislation