Engineering students compete in annual AeroChallenge

AeroChallenge 2014

A team of second year BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering students represented the University of South Wales at the Royal Aeronautical Society AeroChallenge 2014 last month.

Students Theodor Panainte, Andreea Angelescu, Phillip Cullen and Robert Bennett travelled to the RAES headquarters in London to compete against other universities and RAES corporate partner companies such as Rolls Royce, Marshall and MBDA.

The team took part in a ‘University Challenge’ style quiz on the topics including propulsion, space flight, airport operations, the red arrows, aircraft recognition, airworthiness, aerodynamics and the Royal Aeronautical Society. The rest of the day was spent competing in the ‘Egg Race’ to design, build and test a flying machine.

Reflecting on the experience, Theodor Panainte commented “We had an excellent day and learnt a lot. It was good to test the skills and knowledge we’ve gained from the course”.

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