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 usc.adt@gmail.com.

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 usc.adt@gmail.com Monday, 5pm-7pm
Chief Engineer Chris Booker usc.adt.chiefengineer@gmail.com Wednesday, 11am-12pm
Aerodynamics, Stability & Control Liam Brogan usc.adt.aero@gmail.com Friday, 2pm-4pm
Performance Justin Jenkins usc.adt.performance@gmail.com Tuesday, 2pm-4pm
Propulsion Jackson Liu usc.adt.propulsion@gmail.com Wednesday, 11am-1pm
Structures Stephanie Balais usc.adt.structures@gmail.com Friday, 12pm-2pm
Configuration Luke Stevens usc.adt.configuration@gmail.com Thursday, 2pm-4pm
Build Michael Tawata usc.adt.build@gmail.com Wednesday, 3:30pm-5pm
Landing Gear Mark Brizzolara usc.adt.landinggear@gmail.com Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Crew Chief Zeno Turchetti usc.adt.crewchief@gmail.com Thursday, 7pm-9pm
Payloads Andrea Wright usc.adt.payloads@gmail.com Tuesday, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Flight Test Jonathan Coons usc.adt.testflight@gmail.com Monday, 5pm-7pm
Operations Kevin Zhao usc.adt.operations@gmail.com Friday, 2pm-4pm

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