X-Aero Team

X-Aero was founded in 2018, in anticipation of the GoFly bi-annual competition. The fundamental student/graduate contribution comes from the following champions listed. They all either have, or are in, their final year of completing the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia. It goes without saying - their success not only comes from their tremendous hard work, but also the generous contributions of those supporting the project - be it technical assistance, product/materials supply or financial support.

Stephanie McCulloch
-Project Manager

Stephen Hardiman

stewart bell
-Engineering Support

zachary keeler
-Engineering Support

Behzad Yosufi
-Engineering Support

-Project Commercialisation



RMIT School of Engineering - Aerospace & Aviation

Prof. Pier Marzocca
Associate Dean In Aerospace & Aviation

Project Authority

Mr. Gary Hogan AM, CSC
RMIT Council Member

Patron of X-Aero

assoc. Prof. Adrian Orifici
Associate Dean In Aerospace & Aviation

Design Authority

dr. graham Dorrington
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace

Design Authority

DR. Alex Fisher

Flight Control Systems

Dr. Matthew Marino

Test Pilot

joscha mayntz
Master of Science Aerospace (RMIT) & Master of Engineering Aerospace (FH Aachen, Germany)

Flight Control Simulation


Industry Partners

DR Rex Lee
Aerospace Engineer & Project Manager
Aerochute Industries, including Aero Safety Equipment

Project Consultant

Stephen Conte
founder, CEO & chief flight instructor
Aerochute Industries, including Aero Safety Equipment

Test Pilot