Flight Plans: The SAE Aero Design Podcast

The official must-listen podcast of SAE Aero Design.

About the show

As the official must-listen podcast of SAE Aero Design, expect authentic, amusing conversations about all things related to SAE Aero Design. Hosts include SAE International staff, former competitors, volunteers, and organizers. Topics range from rule set discussion to career advice and everything in between. This is the perfect podcast to listen to in the shop.

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Episodes

  • Mike & Scott’s Unnamed University Programs Update - January Edition

    January 18th, 2022  |  Season 6  |  9 mins 13 secs
  • Roundless Preview

    December 2nd, 2021  |  Season 6  |  19 mins 37 secs

    We talk with SAE Aero Design organizers about the event's upcoming conversion to a Roundless format. Get a look at what worked from 2021 and tips on how to maximize the new format!

  • Supplier Showcase and Fall Kick-Off Virtual Event Preview

    October 22nd, 2021  |  Season 6  |  15 mins 56 secs

    We talk with Sara Guffey and Nicole Hicks about the Supplier Showcase coming up on Thursday, October 28th and Fall Kick-Off Friday, October 29th

  • Advanced Class 2022 Preview

    August 31st, 2021  |  Season 5  |  34 mins 41 secs

    Lonnie Dong and David Moroniti from the Aero Design Rules Committee join us to discuss the new Advanced Class for the 2022 season!

  • Student Round Table

    March 31st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 11 secs

    In this episode, we talk with students from Mexico and Egyptian teams in Baja, Aero Design, and AeroConnect to discuss tips for team development, project management, and dealing with unforeseen circumstances like this past year’s world pandemic.

  • What to Expect in the 2021 Season and Why to Register

    November 3rd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 57 secs

    We talk about the changes for the 2021 season including what to expect from Knowledge and Validation events and how you can make the most out of connecting with sponsors and volunteers!

  • 2020 Regular Class

    January 27th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  15 mins 1 sec
    aero design, drones, uav

    We speak with David Moroniti from the SAE Aero Design Rules Committee to talk about the details of the new rules for the 2020 Regular Class.

  • SAE Aero Design 2020 Season Breakdown

    December 11th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 40 secs
    baja, competition, rules, sae international

    Sara and Sam run down all of the details you need going into the 2020 SAE Aero Design Season.

  • Introducing the SAE AeroConnect Challenge

    November 26th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 20 secs
    aero design, drones, uav

    Amanda Paciorkowski joins us to talk about the new SAE AeroConnect Challenge including its mission to create new connected aircraft solutions to help fight forest fires.

  • New Registration Process

    August 8th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  14 mins 43 secs
    2020 season, collegiate design series, sae

    We go over the details of the NEW registration process for the 2020 season!

  • 2019 SAE Aero Design West Preview

    March 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 58 secs
    aero design, engineering, fort worth, lockheed martin

    Ryan Reynolds, the California Aero Design Event Manager, joins us to give a preview of SAE Aero Design West including the what to expect from the venues, the importance of the mandatory meeting, and tips for making the most out of your competition experience.

  • 2019 SAE Aero Design East Preview

    February 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 49 secs
    aero design, engineering, fort worth, lockheed martin

    Tom Blakeney, the Fort Worth Aero Design Event Manager, joins us to give a preview of SAE Aero Design East including the what to expect from the venues, the importance of the mandatory meeting, and tips for making the most out of your competition experience.

  • Meet the Flight Boss

    February 13th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  17 mins 36 secs
    aero design, engineering, fort worth, lockheed martin

    We take some time to get to know Glenn Cashion, Flight Line Boss for Aero Design events.

  • 2019 CDS Virtual Career Fair

    December 18th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  8 mins 57 secs
    career fair, college recruiters, hiring

    We are joined by Martha Tress, Recruitment Sales Manager at SAE, to talk about the Virtual Career Fair. What can we expect from this year, what can you expect if you’re new, and what changes will there be?

  • 2019 Advanced Class

    November 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 43 secs
    aero design, engineering, lockheed martin, mars

    This week we go deep into the new Advanced Class with our friends from the Rules Committee, Lonnie Dong and Tom Blakeney from Lockheed Martin. We take a look at the landscape of SAE Aero Design and recap what Regular and Micro Design entail, and touch on the goals, changes, and possibilities of the new Advanced class that includes an autonomous glider, passengers, and payload.

  • 2018 SAE Aero Design West Preview

    March 26th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 26 secs
    cds, collegiate design series, sae, sae aero design, sae international

    In this episode, we discuss the 2018 SAE Aero Design West competition in Van Nuys, CA.