Young Persons Committee

Daniel Young

Danny graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 after attaining a First Class MEng in Aerospace Engineering w/Pilot Studies. Post studies, Danny joined the Leonardo Helicopters Graduate Scheme in Yeovil, where he continues to work at today as an Avionic Systems Engineer. The most interesting projects he has been involved in within the Company include the design and development a completely new Digital Automatic Flight Control System for the AW159 Wildcat Helicopter, sitting in the back of an AW101 CSAR Helicopter at 10,000 feet with the rear ramp open during limit load flight testing, and cycling 800 miles from Milan to Yeovil as part of a team of 8 to raise over £16,000 for the British Heart Foundation for his Graduate Community Project.

Danny has been actively involved with the RAeS for many years, volunteering at various capacities throughout the Society. He is the Newsletter editor of the Yeovil Branch, and a member of the Membership Grading Board. As a keen advocate for STEM and Young Persons activities, Danny organised a large Cool Aeronautics event at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in 2016 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the RAeS, and in 2017 was involved in organising the Yeovil Branch Henson & Stringfellow Dinner and Lecture as well as the Young Persons Network Forum in Bristol.

Whilst on the Young Persons Committee, Danny aims to improve Young Persons engagement with the Society nationally, through highlighting the achievements of the most active Young Members and providing them with access to more resources to achieve their projects.

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