In the new school year, the Fliegerwerkstatt cooperates with the educational institution Arbeit und Bildung e.V. and takes over the practical part of the programme ” Practical Experience for Refugee Youths”. This programme is supported by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family. Workshop weeks take place during an orientation phase. In temporary learning groups the contents are deepened and supplemented with language teaching, so that the participants can be placed within the school year into the work and training market.
For the Airlift Festival on May 12, 2019, the Fliegerwerkstatt was commissioned to build the interior of Hangar 5. ‘Hangar 5 – Understand Airlift’ dealt with the concrete afterlife of the Airlift and the Berlin reality of life during this time. Seven four-metre long transport crates, which served as counters for the exhibitors, as well as a living room furnished with typical decor of the time, were reconstructed by the young people. The production took place in the aircraft workshop.
The assembly was completed on site. With our new transport trolley the long side walls could be moved from yard 1 into hangar 5.
For the living room an original window was lent and wallpaper in the style of the 40’s was selected.
On the feast day itself our young people volunteered on the Tempelhofer Feld. Through these joint activities everyone gets to know each other better and better, regardless of which group and with what motivation they come to the airplane workshop in everyday life.
The common outfit is for all an important part of the feeling of togetherness.
The citizens’ initiative THF.VISION develops ideas and concepts for a sustainable use of the airport building. We produced the equipment for their location in the Torhaus on Columbiadamm.
Design students of the THF.VISION team designed stacking stools, tables, shelves and a mobile counter. Together with our young people, cutting plans were drawn up according to the designs and slabs cut, milled, sanded and glued. The material comes exclusively from recycled trade fair components.
After four days of working together, the goal was achieved: a joint project with many positive experiences for the young people and adults – and a finished facility!
Even though many young people of the Fliegerwerkstatt do not celebrate Christmas due to cultural reasons, our Christmas party was a nice end of the year with homemade biscuits and sightseeing flights over Berlin!
Together with our Captain Holger Litzenberg, the Young Pilots organised a flight hour in our simulator for everyone, followed by a small competition.
Baking and cooking were carried out in advance for the Christmas party.
We wish you
Merry and Peaceful Christmas
and a good start into the New Year!
The business network Großbeerenstraße celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Fliegerwerkstatt. More than 200 entrepreneurs and guests experienced a varied program.
A connoisseur of the former central airport gave the students of the Alfred-Nobel-Schule a very special insight into the building: they went through meter-high corridors and low bunker cellars, the most different film scenery, through the basketball hall and on the roof of the building with a wonderful view!
At this year’s Rolls-Royce employee party, the WoMen’s Network once again organized a raffle for a good cause which was dedicated to the Social Return Foundation. At the end the record sum of 753 Euro was collected and donated to our team!
At the same time we got the opportunity to present ourselves with a small booth. Because among the prices were also products of the Fliegerwerkstatt.
Many thanks to everyone who took part and especially to the team of the WoMen’s Network for the great idea and the generous donation campaign!
(Photo: Rolls-Royce Deutschland)