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
Other Engineering-related students
Ruta, now a Third Year student in Aerospace Engineering, has joined the society in 2016. Since then she has won 3rd place in UK IT Flies competition and 2nd most innovative design in US IT Flies. Starting as a member she then became the Treasurer and now, after finishing a year long placement at National Instruments, she came back as the president. She is hoping to motivate and lead the society members and further facilitate and increase the society's success.
Gabriele is a second year Materials Science and Engineering student. Gabriele found her way to the society due to her interest in piloting. In her first year she designed a STOL flying ambulance Ganedé, gaining valuable experience, and almost got a place to participate in the UK competition. Last year, Gabriele was a General Secretary and she stays in the office for this year as well. Now she is looking forward to supervising new teams, designing new aircraft and organising events for society members.
IT Flies - Chief Engineer
Soma is currently doing his third year in aerospace engineering. He joined the society in 2017. Since then he, with his team, got third place at the UK IT FLIES competition, and got joint first place at the US IT FLIES competition. He will help and guide this year's teams.
IT Flies - Project Manager
Lauren is a 4th year Aerospace Engineering student who has been part of the society since 2016. Throughout her transition she has worked on numerous jet aircraft - including a super-heavy airliner, a single-engine Bizjet, and a successful VTOL fighter aircraft. She hopes to take a more "hands-on" approach to her Project Manager role; helping to test and fix junior member designs, and develop further VTOL aircraft for the simulator, as well as developing further activities using the Simulators.
Special Projects Manager
Nikita joined the FSSOC in 2017 during his first year as an aerospace engineering student. Since then he has won the 3rd place in UK IT Flies 2018 and the joint 1st place and the Best Presentation award in the US IT Flies 2019, with his teammate, Soma Santa. He is an amateur pilot and a hardcore flight simulation enthusiast. As Special Projects Manager, he hopes to help the society grow and expand, as well as to introduce some diversity into its operations, via the Flight Test and Training Programme.
Rahbar is in his 2nd year of Aerospace Engineering. He is a Treasurer for the society this year and he has brought his best Monopoly banking skills to ensure that the uni will fund *cough* his next holiday *cough*, the IT Flies competitions in the US and the UK, the simulator programs and the rest of the society. If you need anything feel free to ask him, whether it is related to the competitions, uni life or what society projects you would like his generous self (technically the uni) to fund.
Public Relations Secretary
Alannah is a 3rd Year Aerospace Engineering student who has been a part of the society since her first year while also running PASS sessions, Open Days and School Visits. As PR and Industry Representative she hopes to further the society's ties to industry, giving a real-world context to the spreadsheets! In addition, she intends to collaborate with other societies within the University, creating the opportunity for a wider array of future projects (...and socials).
Nedas is a 3rd Year Computer Science student, and thus, not really related to the aerospace engineering. Even if he isn't a MACE guy, he helps the society in other ways, particulary all the "higher tier IT issues", such as website maintenance, for example (He doesn't turn on and off again computers for repairs, though, although he can).
Emma is a third year aerospace engineering student who joined the society during her first year. During her time at the society Emma has built a large cargo lifter and last year attempted to build an amphibious emergency vehicle. With her experience Emma has helped supervise a first year team, and looks forward to doing so again this year. She will hope to bring covid safe socials to the society, in order for members to have fun and meet new people. Emma is also a member of Manchester CubeSat Research group.