USC AeroDesign Team

The AeroDesign Team is the University of Southern California's entrant in the annual AIAA/Cessna/Raytheon Design Build Fly competition. Learn more about the competition at AIAA DBF.

Get Involved

No matter what your major is, what year you're in, or how much practical experience you have, the AeroDesign Team is a welcoming student organization that caters to those looking to design, build, and fly RC airplanes. ADT provides a hands-on approach for students to learn and understand flight in a practical setting outside of the classroom, while using principles and theory we learn in our classes.

We build multiple aircraft throughout the year. ADT has our own fabrication lab where we are happy to put you to work, located in VHE M31. If you haven't been involved with ADT yet, we suggest coming to one of our weekly meetings. Meetings are on Mondays at 7:00pm in BHE 301. If you have questions, please email us at

If you are a current member, you can see if people are currently in the lab by texting 347-6USCADT. You can also reach the captains by email! Contact information is as follows:

Sub-Team Captain Contact Office Hours
Program Manager Allison Holliday Monday, 5pm-7pm
Chief Engineer Chris Booker Wednesday, 11am-12pm
Aerodynamics, Stability & Control Liam Brogan Friday, 2pm-4pm
Performance Justin Jenkins Tuesday, 2pm-4pm
Propulsion Jackson Liu Wednesday, 11am-1pm
Structures Stephanie Balais Friday, 12pm-2pm
Configuration Luke Stevens Thursday, 2pm-4pm
Build Michael Tawata Wednesday, 3:30pm-5pm
Landing Gear Mark Brizzolara Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Crew Chief Zeno Turchetti Thursday, 7pm-9pm
Payloads Andrea Wright Tuesday, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Flight Test Jonathan Coons Monday, 5pm-7pm
Operations Kevin Zhao Friday, 2pm-4pm

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