Five boarding students from Seaton’s House were thrilled to take part in the annual “Family Day” at Toronto’s Bombardier plant last month.
The Upper Canada College boys were invited by Bombardier senior technologist specialist Eric Hansen, who spoke to them upon arrival before providing a 90-minute tour of the facility where the boys learned about how airplanes are assembled and the organization involved in building them.
“We walked in the factory and made our way down the final assembly lines of different types of Bombardier aircraft,” says Billy Shi, who took part along with Brian Tu, Nicolas De Chazal, Omar Oosthuizen and Simon Guo.
“We saw how different pieces of huge metal are put together, and how they test them to make sure everything is functioning. We stopped regularly to have a close look at the wing structure, engines, gears and even the small screws used on the aircraft. In the meantime, we also saw a Bombardier CRJ aircraft performing a low-attitude flight show.”