About UTAT

The University of Toronto Aeronautics Team is a group of over 100 undergraduate and graduate students within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Founded in 2004, we are the only team at U of T that is focused on aeronautic design.

  • In our early years, UTAT competed in the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) Free Flight Competition, designing and building unpowered gliders. Within four years, we advanced from 7th to 1st place.
  • Beginning in the 2006-2007 season, our focus shifted to the SAE International Aero Design Competition, where the team was tasked to design and build powered and radio-controlled aircraft adhering to various constraints. In the 2011-2012 season UTAT competed in the Advanced Class and Micro Class of the SAE International Aero Design Competition, bringing back 6 awards in the two competitions – more than any other participant. This included 2nd overall in both classes.
  • In addition, UTAT participated in the 2012 CASI Free Flight Competition placing 3rd overall. This marked the most ambitious and successful year for the team to date.

2012 CASI Free Flight Competition

Continuing this legacy, an ambitious 2012-2013 season was undertaken with the addition of two new team divisions: Rocketry and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). They respectively compete in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition and Unmanned Systems Canada UAV Student Competition. Based upon these competitions, UTAT is organized into three divisions. These groups are responsible for the design, construction, testing, presentation, and technical papers associated with their respective competitions.

All of these competitions and activities are done in pursuit of our mission statement:

UTAT is committed to providing a venue for all members to challenge themselves and further their development in a competitive and social environment.