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IT FLIES USA 2016

First Prize:- $800 sponsored by Merlin Flight Simulation Group

Manchester University tied for first place with their two teams. One made a simulation of a forward swept wing fighter jet, and the second designed a helicopter. Student teams were Patricia Ferrer-Dalmau Font and Tomas Mackus - Cian Hanley, Matthew Hogg and Mitchel Follett.

IT flies USA 2016 - Winners

Winning Manchester University teams with Chris Neal (far left) and Gary Konnert (far right) test pilot.


Third Prize:- went to Mark Sutkowy with his design of a light sport aircraft

The Prize for The Most Innovative Design:- $200 sponsored by Diamond Visionics, creators of the GENESIS range of visual graphics, and the newly upgraded visual on the MP521 simulators at The University of Dayton, was won by Manchester University's rotary wing design team, Cian Hanley, Matthew Hogg and Mitchel Follett

The Best Presentation Prize was won by Manchester's rotary wing design team.

Archive of winners

Click on the links below for previous competition winners..

2015 Winners - University of Dayton

2014 Winners - The University of Manchester

2013 Winners - Mississippi State

2012 Winners - Swansea University

2011 Winners - University of Dayton

IT flies USA 2016 - Photograph

Gary Konnert test pilot talking to the MU fast jet team, Patricia and Tomas

IT flies USA 2016 - Photograph

Sean Polete, test pilot flying a design on the sim

IT flies USA 2016 - Photograph

One of the winning Manchester teams with their test pilot, Sean Polete

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