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Mitchell Campbell, mechanical engineering student, launching UWindsor’s aircraft at the SAE Aero Design West Collegiate Competition. Mitchell Campbell, mechanical engineering student, launching UWindsor’s aircraft at the SAE Aero Design West Collegiate Competition.

Engineering team among top at aircraft design competition

A team of five mechanical engineering students won the SAE Aero Design West Collegiate Competition, micro class, for designing an aircraft that was required to pass 50 technical inspection and safety rules to be cleared for take-off.

The three-day competition, which was held recently in California, also included a design proposal, an oral presentation and four rounds of flight for 74 teams which hailed from as far away as Japan, says Team Captain Richelle Dolan.