Posted April 8th, 2011
The 2011 edition of the SAE Aero Design West competition was a windblown affair. Winds reaching 30 mph (26 Knots) were clocked at the Fort Worth Thunderbird Flying Field. Teams from Letourneau University (The Rubber Ducky) Regular Class, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (AeroNuts) Advanced Class and The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Micro Class (Pinky & the Brains) all took home overall top honors.
The three day event, held in Benbrook, Texas was the first of two SAE Aero Design competitions scheduled for the 2011 season. Lockheed Martin hosted and organized the event with the first day’s events being held at The Lockheed Martin Recreation Association (LMRA). The last two days were held at the Fort Worth Thunderbird field located within Dutch Branch Park.