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Students entertain packed crowd at LTA’s

First-year aerospace engineering students from AerE 160 capped off their first semester with the Lighter Than Air Challenge in Howe Hall on Friday evening. The students built aircrafts out of balsa wood and used motors, propellers, and a large helium balloon to fly around the atrium. With spectators lined along the railings of Howe Hall, …Continue reading “Students entertain packed crowd at LTA’s”

LTA races set for Friday evening

The Lighter Than Air Competition will take place on Friday, December 9 at 4:00 pm in Howe Hall. In the sixth year of the event, students will race vehicles they have designed around an obstacle course. Forty-three teams designed aircrafts out of balsa wood that use a large helium balloon and propellers to fly through the air. …Continue reading “LTA races set for Friday evening”