Schulich Aerodesign competes in the annual SAE Aero Design Competitions, which annually hosts 75 teams from around the world who come to fly their planes. In this competition, engineering students design, build, and fly a heavy-lift remote controlled aircraft. Students are challenged to develop the best aircraft within the competition constraints on vehicle dimensions, electric motor power, and material selection. Through this competition, students develop their engineering skills in aerodynamic and structural design, and learn hands on skills in project management and manufacturing. In order to develop an effective aircraft, students are required to validate analytical and computational models against actual performance measured by testing and experimentation. Hosted by SAE and Lockheed Martin, the competition provides students with the opportunity to network with aerospace industry professionals and other students who will go on to work in the aerospace industry.