American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Columbia University American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Founded: 2003
Recognition: ABC
Membership: ~15
Category: Competitive, Pre-professional

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) at Columbia, also known as The Airplane Club, is a pre-professional organization who, in an effort to raise understanding of aircraft, competes in the annual Design/Build/Fly. The competition sponsored by the National AIAA. The group has a workshop on the second floor of Carleton Lab in Mudd Hall. The group is a recognized student group under the Activities Board at Columbia.

To join, just stop by one of the weekly meetings, Thursdays at 5:30 pm in Mudd 264. If the door is locked, just knock and one of the team members will hear you.


2009/10: 54th out of 69 teams. (Plane's name: Lion Cub)(Landing gear failed)

2008/09: 47th out of 54 teams. (Plane's name: The Fu Fighter)(Crashed)

2007/08: 12th out of 69 teams. (Plane's name: CU AirLions)

2006/07: 40th out of 50 teams. (Plane's name: A Hard Day’s Flight)

2005/06: 44th out of 49 teams. (Plane's name: Lion in the Sky)

2004/05: 44th out of 44 teams. (Plane's name: Flyin’ Lion)

2003/04: 20th out of 37 teams. (Plane's name: The Leaking Lion)

2002/03: Did not compete


1996/97: Did not compete (First DBF competition)

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