Policy and Goals

SSVOBB Lambach Aircraft is an aeronautical student society at Delft University of Technology focused on general and recreational aviation. The society has as main goal to give aerospace engineering students practical experience with this part of aviation, which is accessible to everyone, which can be touched, which inspires and does so many things more. The society believes that the engineer of the future is not just an individual calculator with only theoretical knowledge, but is also able to solve problems as a member of a team. Experience with the practical aspects of production processes and design with the available production methods and materials in mind are also indispensable.

The first way to achieve this goal is by designing, building and maintaining our own aircraft. SSVOBB Lambach aircraft owns and maintains the HL-II; a replica of a 1937 aerobatic aircraft, build by the founders of the society. Currently this aircraft and unique piece of aviation history can be admired in the Dutch aviation museum “Aviodrome” in Lelystad. Our second aircraft is a two-seater in the VLA-category, which is currently being designed by our volunteers. The main ambition for the design is to create an aircraft that is the fastest within its category.

Another way our main goal is achieved is the contact with the industry itself, which we considered to be of large importance. We often refer to the knowledge and experience of external experts when it comes to the design, production and maintenance of our aircraft. The contacts themselves are made and maintained by visiting air shows, industry fairs and conferences.

Concluding, it can be said the SSVOBB Lambach Aircraft aims to make its members better engineers. First of all our members make numerous contacts in the field of general aviation during their time with us. They are also able to convert their theoretical knowledge learned at the faculty into useful practical skills, much appreciated in their future careers. Finally by becoming part of an engineering team, members improve communication, teamwork, and management skills.

The foundation is financially dependent on sponsorship and donations by companies and donations by private individuals. All donations and sponsorship directly benefit the main goals of the foundation. Any capital we currently have is the direct result of sponsorship and donations and has not yet been spent on the projects.

 

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