Each morning for three days 250 teachers and support staff will fill a Luton-bound 747 charter flight, prepared for a day at the cutting edge of new technology. Coaches will ferry them to Olympia for a series of seminars and activities - lunch included, of couse - before they head home late in the day.
John Curley, senior education officer, grabbed the idea from Birmingham, which last year hired a train to London. Sponsorship from Glasgow's allies in its multi-million pound public private partnership school renovation scheme has ensured the cost is no more than pound;20 a head.
Most schools will send a teacher, and pre-five workers will also go.
"It's an opportunity for staff development on a grand scale that we have never contemplated before," Mr Curley said.