Soaring High in Tucson

It’s been a few weeks since competition wrapped up now, but Miner Aviation is still riding the high of a top 15 finish in the 2019 AIAA Design Build Fly…

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Counting Down to Competition

On Wednesday, I wistfully watched the truck carrying our plane and tools drive down the road and begin its journey for Tucson. I wanted to tell the driver to be…

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Preparing for Takeoff

With just under a month until competition, Miner Aviation has a successful test flight under our wing! In fact, the team has been so busy getting flying experience under our…

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Smoothing Out The Edges

Ever since the rules for the AIAA Design Build Fly competition were published in September, Miner Aviation has been rising to meet the challenge, putting together the perfect aircraft for…

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Rising Up to a New Challenge

Hello everyone! Miner Aviation is back for the 2018-19 school year and we are ready to begin the year with a brand new challenge! As you may have heard, we…

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Miners in Flight

The competition season is finally over! It’s been a long road of ups and downs, but ultimately our team left happy and grateful for the opportunity to come out to…

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Flying High

Big news! The competition plane is officially fully complete! On Thursday, Phoenix Viridi passed its inspection by our team’s advisers and then completed a successful taxi test. In even more…

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Finishing Touches

  The clock is ticking away and competition is fast approaching. Miner Aviation has been spending as much time as possible in the shop the past few weeks trying to…

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Balsa Wood and Elbow Grease

Hello friends! The team has finally returned from a much needed break, and work has begun once again. We were able to get some construction on the competition plane done…

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New Year, New Team, New Start

A lot has changed for our team in the past year. At this same time last year, we were going through a very complicated split from the Rocket Design Team…

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