Western Aero Design Team specializes in designing, testing and flying heavy lift, advanced-class aircraft and fully autonomous gliders. We are a completely student-run mega project with the goal of simulating a Mars colonization using aircraft. We participate in the international SAE Aero Design competition which is annually held in either Fort Worth, Texas or Lakeland, Florida. The competition requires us to remotely drop payloads on targets and release gliders that must safely and independently maneuver to the landing zone using only their onboard telemetry. In order for us to push the boundaries in glider manufacturing, aerodynamic design, and development of custom mission-control software we need students from all engineering disciplines.