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Human Powered Aircraft

External Engagement

The Southampton University Human Powered Aircraft (SUHPAC) has its roots all the way back to 1961 where the University first manufactured and flew the world's first official human powered aircraft.

In 2011, the SUHPA group design project (GDP) was initiated by Dr. Alexander Forrester as the 50th Anniversary of Southampton University's Man Powered Aircraft.

Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Human Powered Aircraft, although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • Year Membership (£5)
    Official member of the society for a year.
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This Years Committee

All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Human Powered Aircraft this year are:

  • Zachary Tait
  • Matteo Trombini
  • Tatjana Mandil
    Secretary and Outreach
  • Euan French
  • Matthew Edgson
    Event and Social Manager
  • Thomas Munro-O'Brien
    Welfare Officer
  • James Hardacre
    Publicity Officer

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Student Communities

The Association of British and Chinese University Students (ABACUS), was founded in 1994 at the University of Cambridge. Over the years, ABACUS has spread all around the UK and there are now no fewer than fourteen branches of this society whom we shall maintain close links with. These branches exist at: Imperial, UCL, LSE, KCL, SOAS, Nottingham, Brunel, City, Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, City, Cardiff, Kent, and Cambridge respectively. The University of Oxford and the University of Leeds both have a similar society.The University of Southampton ABACUS is founded in November 2013 by a group of both international and British Chinese students. With our similar culture and aims, we firmly believe by having ABACUS in Southampton, we can create a more diverse and welcoming community for both our members and the university as a whole!

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