Student From University Of Dayton Wins Merlin Flight Simulation Group IT FLIES USA 2018

In a closely fought IT FLIES competition this year at The University of Dayton, Will Cammack, second year Mechanical and Aerospace student won with his entry of a KC-135 Stratotanker

by Marion Neal | Monday 30 April 2018

Photo by Christian Cubacub
All entries had their aircraft design simulations flown and assessed by test pilots on UD’s MP521 simulator. Designs varied from existing aircraft to very modern new concepts (Manchester University, submitted a flying car which won the Innovation Prize, and their second team entered a quad tilt rotor military cargo aircraft). The prize for the Best Project Presentation was won by The University of South Wales.

The winner commented ‘The IT FLIES USA competition is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing Aerospace. The Merlin MP521 simulator provides students with valuable feedback to supplement the concepts discussed in the classroom. Having an experienced test pilot fly my design was incredibly valuable in getting helpful feedback on possible improvements.’


Marion Neal
Merlin Products Ltd
+44 1403 711799

Monday 30 April 2018 / file under Aerospace