As the ONLY undergraduate Flight Simulation Society in the world, we do exiciting things - meet the exiciting people who make it happen!
Aerospace Engineering students
Mechanical Engineering students
Luka is a third year Aerospace Engineering student who has been active in the society for two years, designing fixed-wing and tilt-rotor military cargo aircraft. As president, he is hoping to further develop cooperation between the subdivisions of FSSOC and with the other Aerospace Societies. He also seeks to expand the society with new projects, a diverse membership and improve the society's relationship with industry.
Olly is a 2nd year Aerospace student who has been in the society since 2016 and has developed two designs in the flight simulator. One of these designs termed as "The Dragonfly" came 1st in the US IT Flies 2018 competition for most innovative design. Olly is now the General secretary for the society and hopes to introduce more people across all uni courses into the society as well as better merged and mix the phoenix and IT flies aspects of the society.
IT Flies - Chief Engineer
Tomas, now doing his Master's year in Aerospace Engineering, joined the society in 2014. Since then he has designed multiple aircraft, winning the US IT FLIES competition in 2016 with a forward-swept wing fighter jet design. Tomas held the position of Chief Engineer before an industrial placement at Rolls-Royce plc as a systems architect. He is now back to mentor and lead new and existing society members to success.
IT Flies - Project Manager
Matt has been part of FSSoc since 2016. He has made two models with the society, most recently winning most innovative design at the US competition with the hybrid electric flying car Dragonfly. As project manager, he intends to overhaul the It Flies program to make teaching aircraft design more engaging. Other plans involve expansion into new projects such as Design/Build/Fly and AIAA design competitions to offer more opportunities to students.
Special Projects Manager
Ugne is a third year Materials Science and Engineering student. She has been a part of the society since 2016, achieving 3rd place in IT FLIES UK 2017 with a closed wing light aircraft with her teammate Ruta. In IT FLIES US 2018, with her teammates Ruta and Luka, they won the 2nd Most Innovative Design with a military quad tilt-rotor cargo aircraft. This year she aims to expand the society by introducing more projects and including more students from different schools.
Project Phoenix - Chief Engineer
Muktim is a 4th year aerospace engineering student who had worked on the Hawk cockpit for 2 years before the project scope changed. He is an aircraft and video game enthusiast who wants to merge the two fields together to develop a new fully functional flight simulator with VR and AR for Project Phoenix.
Simon is second year Mechanical engineering student. Simon found his way to the society due to his love for racing and flight simulators. in his first year he designed a business jet, gaining valuable experience. Now he is looking forward to supervising new groups, designing a new aircraft and looking after the budget of the society.
Public Relations Secretary
Jason is a 3rd year student who has been a part of the society since his first year. During his time at the society he has taken part in the US competition where his team won "Most Innovative Design" for the flying car they designed. This year he will be the Public Relations Secretary where he hope to expand on previous work to get the society more involved with industry...and socials..he likes to drink.