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Aerospace Engineering students
Mechanical Engineering students
Other Engineering-related students
Matt is a final year student on the MEng in Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience programme. He has completed a 1-year industrial placement at Rolls-Royce Plc, with 3 additional engineering summer internships, and has experience in the Flight Simulation Society as a US IT FLIES competition winner and IT FLIES Project Manager. Matt will be applying his experience of technical project management and leadership from his placement, in leading the society through the 2020-2021 academic year. Matt’s LinkedIn can be found here
Gabriele is a third year Materials Science and Engineering student. She found her way to the society due to her interest in piloting. In her first year she gained experience in designing a STOL flying ambulance, and in the second year – a successful VTOL cargo aircraft. Both she and James Orendi, got a place to compete in the US competition 2020. Since her first year in the society, Gabriele has been a General Secretary. Now she is looking forward to supervising new teams, designing new aircraft and encouraging non-engineering students to be a part of this society.
IT Flies - Chief Engineer
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.
IT Flies - Project Manager
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.
Special Projects Manager
James is a second year student on the BEng course in Aerospace Engineering. Joining the Society with the main goal of designing imaginative simulator aircraft, he won 2nd most Innovative Design in the 2019 UK IT FLIES with a forward-swept wing jet trainer. He was also selected to compete in the 2020 US IT FLIES using a cargo VTOL designed with his teammate Gabrielė. This year he will be managing new teams working on larger, special projects.
Hanif is a third year aerospace engineering student who joined the society in 2018. He has made two models while at the society, a large passenger airliner and later, an early 1950s design jet fighter. Hanif had won a position to go to the US competitions in 2020. This year he is a treasurer and hope to ensure that the society will have the funding to send teams to competitions as well as have plenty of socials throughout the year.
Public Relations Secretary
Alessio is a first year Mechanical Engineering student. He has helped design a fighter Jet for last year's US IT flies competition. He has a long lasting interest for flight simulation and actively takes part in the FTP. As public relations secretary, he hopes to increase connections with a large variety of entities and organisations.
Pranav, currently in first year of Aerospace Engineering has a keen interest in efficient urban mobility. He will be participating in both USA and UK IT FLIES competitions this year with a further improved economic passenger plane. He has a good amount of experience with industrial aviation camps and loves simulator games. Along with that, he loves to engage in challenges and discussions.
Clinton joined the society as a 1st year Aerospace student and now, as a second year, will be designing a planes for the 'IT Flies UK Competition 2018' and the US Competition. Clinton is also a member of Aerosoc and has an obsessive passion for aviation, astronautics and cosmology .
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.