Who Are We

Miner Aviation, formerly known as Advanced Aero Vehicle Group, was founded in 1999 to design, build, and fly a task specific, RC, competitive aircraft. In 2007, the team had leftover composite materials and was inspired to make this into a new project. Thus, the rocketry side of AAVG was born. For almost 10 years, the team competed in both rocketry and plane competitions. The aircraft and rocket teams decided in 2016 to split into two individual organizations to better serve their respective members. Miner Aviation is now dedicated solely to the construction and development of RC aircraft.

For two decades, Miner Aviation has trained aerospace industry engineers through the use of our state-of-the-art facilities at the Student Design and Experiencial Learning Center (SDELC). Our members train on design and modelling with SolidWorks, parameter analysis with MatLAB, composite design and construction, rapid prototyping, OMAX cutting files, and so much more. We work to be the best of the best and 20 years after the birth of AAVG,  Miner Aviation is going strong.

Celebrating Many Years of Success!

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Get Involved

General meetings every Wednesday at 6PM in Toomey 199

Joining the Miner Aviation team is a great chance to explore aerospace engineering and design work. While the team is focused around aerospace engineering, other disciplines such as electrical and mechanical engineering can also be applied through individual subgroups. Anyone can join and contribute, regardless of major or previous experience. Each member must be on one subgroup but may join as many as they can handle.

In order to join the team, prospective members need to attend our weekly general meetings. The general meetings are the best way to see what each subteam is up to and how you can get hands-on experience!

Meet The Team Leaders

The Beginning of your Professional Experience Starts Here

Officers

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PRESIDENT

SAM WEILER

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VICE PRESIDENT

DOMINIC ZANTI

Joey Russell

CHIEF ENGINEER

JOEY RESSEL

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BUSINESS COORDINATOR

ADAM BOLAND

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PR COORDINATOR

ANYA CARPENTER

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SHOP LIASON

JOHNATHAN DAMS

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WEBMASTER

SARA MCDANIEL

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TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

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