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MCC Team Qualifies for National Flight Competition

The MCC Aircraft Design team recently qualified for the final fly-off stage of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Design/Build/Fly competition to be held April 15-17 in Tucson, Arizona.  Of the 41 teams that qualified, MCC was the only one from a community college.  Other qualifying schools include MIT, Purdue, Duke, and Arizona State.

The Design/Build/Fly Competition requires students to design and build a battery powered RC controlled aircraft that can be transported in a standard size suitcase and assembled on site in less than 5 minutes.  The plane must then complete a series of flights to test the aircraft’s speed, maneuverability, and lifting capabilities.  The MCC team is led by Engineering Science students Justin Staskiewicz and Steve Powers.

John Wadach
Engineering Science and Physics