Welcome to the Official UNSW Student Branch of the AIAA. We are the society for all students of Aerospace engineering at the university, as well as open to anyone interested in the industry.
Join the AIAA UNSW team! We are accepting nominations for the following positions on the AIAA UNSW Executive Committee and Subcommittee! We're looking for a new Events Manager, Arc Delegate, 3 Year Representatives and a Projects lead!
You loved our AIAA UNSW T-Shirt last year! You asked for more! Now, here we are... 2017 AIAA UNSW T-Shirts and Hoodies are on sale! Pre-purchase online so you don't miss out! Collect your merch at our chill-out BBQ in week 10. If you're lucky and we haven't sold out, you can even buy from us at the BBQ (unlikely). Buy both a hoodie AND a t-shirt and make the cost more aerodynamic (10% discount)!
Interested in rockets - or joining our new rocketry team project? Come join us at the NSW Rocketry Association’s launch day on Saturday 29th April. We will be watching some awesome model rockets, talking with experienced experts as well as discussing some goals and timelines for the AIAA UNSW Rocketry Team. The launch site is Whalan Reserve, about an hour west of UNSW. Look forward to seeing you all there for an adventure!
It's Yuri's Night!! So lets celebrate everything space, and what's a better way to do it than with a movie. We'll Have UFO shaped Pizzas and Astroid shaped Popcorn to go around.
Our friends at the Royal Aeronautical Society (Sydney Branch) are hosting a talk from Warwick Holmes on the Rosetta mission. The Rosetta spacecraft orbited the Sun five times and travelled through the solar system for more than 8 billion km over a period of more than 12 years to complete its mission. Rosetta achieved historical world acclaim as the only interplanetary spacecraft that successfully landed a probe (Philae) on a comet.
Astronaut Stories Australia is a keynote series of events run by the AIAA to bring the stories, passion and inspiration of the world's astronauts to life. In September, audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne will hear more from the perspective of those who have ventured, worked and lived in space. Each city will feature public "An Evening of Astronaut Stories" as well as a "From STEM to Space" high school workshop.
The IAC is the world’s largest annual gathering of space professionals, and it is anticipated that more than 3,000, including astronauts, heads of space agencies and students will attend in Adelaide this year. We're looking to organise a trip covering transport and accommodation for students interested in attending the event - making it convenient, but also meaning we can all travel & stay together as a group. Plus, we will hold social events while we're down there!
Our friends PAAS UTS are hosting a space panel night to talk about Australia and the space industry. With a fantastic line-up of Australia’s space leaders, you will get to meet the panel of space entrepreneurs, space engineers and space lawyers as they discuss how and why Australia needs to get to space. If you want to be part of the rising space movement in Australia, come to the event on the 26th of April.
AIAA UNSW, AIAA USSB & PAAS UTS have teamed up and have invited you to a welcome drinks night! This is a welcome social night for everyone from the 3 universities to hang out, have fun and make some new friends. As a love for space and aviation is shared among each of our societies, this is what brings us together. We hope you can come so you can be a part of that!
The AIAA Sydney Section are excited to announce an upcoming AIAA Public Lecture presented by Dr Sanu Kainikara. Dr Kainikara is currently the RAAF’s Air Power Strategist at the Air Power Development Centre, and was formerly an Indian Air Force fighter pilot with over 4,000 flying hours on the MiG-21,-23,-25,-27, and MiG-29 aircraft!
Come and enjoy a free lunch with the other aero-heads at uni! Hear more about AIAA, and ask us about our upcoming events this semester!
We will be running an EGM (extraordinary general meeting) in week 3, giving you the opportunity to join us in organising and running our 2017 events and projects. It's also a chance to hang out with other aerospace students, make new friends and, most importantly - free pizza! Nominations are open for the positions of first year representative and arc delegate.
The Wings Over Illawarra airshow is coming up in May, and as a break from studies we have organised a group trip down for a weekend of aerobatics, plane spotting & hanging out with fellow aerospace students across the universities! We know you're all dying for an opportunity to spend a day gawking at the variety of fantastic and marvellous flying human-made creatures we call aircraft... The day for that has come!
The AIAA Sydney Section is excited to announce our first activity of 2017 for our Sydney members, a showing of “Hidden Figures” at Hoyts Broadway followed by dinner and drinks at a local bar. As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history...
Do you think you have what it takes to design our next AIAA UNSW T-Shirt? We're holding another competition this year to see what you guys can come up with! The winner walks away with a free T-Shirt with their design on it!
Martyn Potts, Engine Fleet Manager, will introduce the Qantas power plants by fleet (717, 737, 747, A330, A380, Q400, Dash 8) and will cover how Qantas monitor their performance, analyse the data stream from each engine during and after flight, undertake engine maintenance, and will cover job opportunities at Qantas in the Fleet Engine silo/unit.
The Sydney Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting a presentation by Mr David Lau, Head of Engineering, Jetstar, discussing the introduction and operation of the Boeing 787. Further details to follow.
Interested in how you can use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), a.k.a. drones, for your business? Curious about the potential impact of the technology? Or are you a UAV service provider looking for business opportunities? Join us as we discuss the numerous aspects of the UAV industry, from hardware manufacturers, through to operators, end users and regulators.
The Cassini mission’s findings have revolutionized our understanding of Saturn, its complex rings, the amazing assortment of moons and the planet’s dynamic magnetic environment. The robotic spacecraft arrived in 2004 after a 7-year flight from Earth, dropped a parachuted probe named Huygens to study the atmosphere and surface of Saturn’s big moon Titan, and commenced making astonishing discoveries that continue today. Come and hear the story of recent science discoveries and the upcoming excitement during the final orbits.
The Sydney Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting its 58th Annual Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial Lecture and Dinner, this year celebrating the society’s 150th Anniversary and 100 years of the Boeing Company. Speaker: Mr Michael K. Sinnett, Vice President – Boeing Commercial Airplanes – Product Development Many of the AIAA UNSW executives will be attending the night, and we hope to see you there! For more information and tickets visit the link below.
At the AIAA UNSW’s Annual General Meeting, our next executive committee will be elected, and of course there will be free pizza for lunch! Anyone who is an Aerospace Engineering undergraduate student is eligible to be a club executive! As a member of the committee, you get to help plan and manage the events that we run – not to mention the bonuses such as free tickets to paid events and backstage passes to meet the guest lecturers.
The UNSW Branch of the AIAA has organised a FREE site visit to Qantas Engineering exclusively for AIAA members! On this half-day guided tour, we will see the maintenance operation centre, the engine workshop and two hangars, one of which will have an A380 where we will get to have a walk-through! This tour is limited to 15 participants, so it is first come, best dressed.
In this presentation, Dr Olsen will argue that it ought to be possible to reduce the fuel consumption of an aircraft by hybridizing the powertrain. The strategy is to use a downsized internal combustion engine to provide the power required for cruise. Stored electrical energy is transferred to a motor/generator arranged in a parallel topology with the internal combustion engine to provide the excess power required for climb/manoeuvre.
The AIAA UNSW student branch is pleased to present the Thesis Inspiration Night. If you’re an undergraduate student looking to begin Thesis in 2017 in aerospace engineering and related industries, then this is the event for you. Various lecturers from UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, will be presenting on their areas of research as well as their offered Thesis topics, with a focus on those within the field of aerospace.
AIAA UNSW will be going on a tour of the Optus satellite telecommunications array & ground station in Belrose (Northern Beaches)!
Join us for an enjoyable evening of networking with Australia\u2019s eminent Aerospace professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to meet future employers, look at career prospects and find out about internship opportunities.
Now in its fourth year, the 2016 joint networking night will be held at The Verandah (Martin Place) on Tuesday the 20th September from 6:30pm. Tickets start from only $20 for AIAA members and include drinks & canap\u00e9s on the night.
This is a FREE BBQ with FREE drinks! So bring along all of your friends who share your interest in aerospace!
Come and meet other like-minded enthusiasts of space and aviation, enjoy the food and drinks, and hear about our upcoming events (including our joint networking night in week 9).
Anyone can join the AIAA, you do not need to be a student studying Aerospace Engineering.
The AIAA Sydney Section is delighted to host Dr. Randi Wessen as part of the 2016 Distinguished Lecture Program. Dr. Randii Wessen has been an employee of the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1984 and is the A-Team Lead Study Architect for JPL’s Innovation Foundry. He’s in Australia for two weeks to discuss the robotic planetary missions currently in operations at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and those planned for the upcoming decades.
The AIAA Sydney Section has organised a fantastic line up of speakers to describe the exploits of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA’s latest robotic exploration of the solar system. The presentations will focus particularly on the JUNO and DAWN missions that are currently exploring Jupiter and Ceres.
Launched in August of 2011, the JUNO spacecraft entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016.
Let’s take off into semester two with this rendezvous with AIAA UNSW! This is a FREE BBQ with FREE drinks! So bring along all of your friends who share your interest in aerospace! Come and meet other like-minded enthusiasts of space and aviation, enjoy the food and drinks, and hear about our upcoming events (which includes a lecture from a disitnguished scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory next month)!
The AIAA Sydney Section has organised a site visit to 6th Aviation Regiment of the Australian Army. 6th Aviation Regiment based at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney will be hosting a site tour of hangar facilities and engineering activities within Army Aviation. 6th Aviation Regiment provides air mobility and battlefield support to land operations of the Australian Defence Force. The Regiment currently operates Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk helicopters. Further details will be posted as they become available.
For anyone who missed out on the 15 spots from last semester, GET IN QUICK! The UNSW Branch of the AIAA has organised a FREE site visit to Qantas Engineering exclusively for AIAA members! On this half-day guided tour, we will see the maintenance operation centre, the engine workshop and two hangars, one of which will have an A380 where we will get to have a walk-through! This tour is limited to 15 participants, so get in quick.