AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2017-2018 Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition – Close Air Support Aircraft (A-10 Replacement) Written 17 December 2018
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CONTACT: John Blacksten
December 17, 2018 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017-2018 Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition – Close Air Support Aircraft (A-10 Replacement).
The competition asked AIAA student member teams to design a new Close Air Support aircraft as a replacement for the A-10.
The winners are:
- First Prize: Ryan Morse of Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, for his design “ZA-20 Colt.” Prof. Neil Weston, faculty advisor.
- Second Prize: Frank Bonet of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, for his design “A-21 Valkyrie II.”Dr. R. Barrett-Gonzalez, faculty advisor.
- Third Prize: Pedro Toledo of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, for his design “A-X Overseer.” Dr. R. Barrett-Gonzalez, faculty advisor.
For more information about the AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition, please contact Rachel Dowdy at email@example.com or 703.264.7577.
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