Over the Thanksgiving break, I decided to go to the UT vs TCU football game and try to snag some shots of our colossal stadium. As usual, the roar of the crowd was almost overwhelming. Glad I was able to make it to the very last home game of my college life.
This weekend was the inaugural F1 United States Grand Prix race here in Austin, Tx. The racing track (the Circuit of the Americas) was all shiny and brand new. When we got there, the first thing that amazed me were the sounds coming from the cars. Sooo crazy. The F1 cars make a sound similar to a missile being fired right in front of you, but I personally liked the roar of the Ferraris even more. Seeing and hearing the cars in person was definitely a blast.
In order to graduate, every UT Aerospace Engineer must pass through a class called Senior Aircraft Design. This is a project that I had been working my ass off for the past year, and yesterday was our final flyoff. This whole project is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and our teachers are ex-CIA/ex-Secretary of the Airforce… Yeea, i know, sounds fishy haha…
The mission consisted of 3 different phases: Search, Surveillance and Strike. We were to use autopilot to make our airplane pass through 5 different waypoints which would lead us to the final mission target area. After 5 minutes of surveillance, two Precision Guided Expendables (aka: bombs) were dropped on the target. We had some serious last minute problems, but we got everything to work just in time. Now all that’s left is final documentation, so I’m glad its finally all over! Go team APEX!