Join the AIAA chapter at UC Davis in touring CAL FIRE at the McClellan Airbase in Sacramento! The CAL FIRE Air Program is the premier firefighting aviation program in the world. It’s the largest department owned fleet of aerial firefighting equipment in the world with over 50 fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
Two tours may be held, depending on interest, on Friday May 6th and May 13th. Each tour is limited to 20 people. Please fill out this google form by April 25 to RSVP for the tour. Please note that U.S. Citizenship or clearance is not required and the tour is open to everyone interested. Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis so please make sure to RSVP! Also, if you are able and willing to drive, please indicate it on the form and we will work out the transportation logistics for the tours.
Read more about CAL FIRE and their fleet here and here.
Learn more about our chapter at and at
We hope to see you at the tours!
AIAA Officers

AIAA Congressional Visits Day

The AIAA 2016 Congressional Visits Day will be held on March 16th at Washington, DC. The event will cover  Key Issues, including maintaining a vibrant workforce, supporting STEM education, and achieving budget stability  that will ultimately help lawmakers understand the importance of aerospace to our nation. You can register here with the link provided:


AIAA is offering assistance; however, funding requests must be submitted by 31 January. Training webinars for registrants will commence the week of 14 February.

Distinguished Lecture with Daniel Adamo

AIAA at UC Davis will be having a distinguished lecture presented by Daniel R. Adamo on “Questioning the Surface of Mars as the 21st Century’s Ultimate Pioneering Destination in Space”. The presentation will focus on challenging why Mars is accepted as humanity’s “home away from home”.

The lecture will be held on:
Thursday, January 21st at 6:30pm 
ARC Meeting Room 1, UC Davis
Come join us to listen to a compelling and thought provoking lecture from Daniel Adamo, the co-founder of Space Enterprise Institute and a recognized authority in human space flight trajectory design and operations. He is also a retired NASA-Johnson Space Center contractor who has supported 60 Space Shuttle missions and more! See the attached flyer for more details.
All majors are welcome to attend, so feel free to bring any friends who are interested! Space is limited to the first 60 people, so please remember to sign up!
Check out the Facebook event here!


Winter Quarter General Meeting

Sacramento Section will be attending our winter quarter general meeting to provide an overview of what AIAA has to offer. They will also be supplying pizza and drinks!

When: January 11, 2016 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Kemper 1127 and Kemper 1131
If you would like to have your resume reviewed by the professional members at our Winter Quarter General Meeting, please fill out the google form before the meeting on Monday. Reservations are based on a first come, first serve basis.


Parking is available at the following location:

Parking Lot 47 (Tercero Parking Lot)

Map Provided as PDF: parking_map



AIAA Distinguished Lecture – Fighting Forest Fires from the Air

1408418257000-REN0819-Boca-Fire-03AIAA Distinguished Lecture on today with Bill Payne, Aviation Chief of CAL FIRE at the Cattlemen’s Restaurant in Rancho Cordova. Fighting California fires have become increasing challenging because of the drought. Bill will discuss how CAL FIRE gets the job done and how his team puts out forest fires across the state. It takes much coordination and skilled effort to properly execute their mission so find out how at the AIAA Distinguished Lecture!

2015 Fall General Meeting

When: October 5, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: 1127 Kemper Hall

Free Woodstocks Pizza & Drinks Provided

New and returning members alike are encouraged to attend the Fall term general meeting of the AIAA UC Davis chapter. This meeting will inform new members and current members of the years activities and benefits of joining the national and campus American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Various design teams such as AMAT and Aerobrick will also be there to give presentations on their organizations. As per usual there will be time to socialize with you fellow MAE department students at the end of the meeting. Free Woodstocks pizza and drinks will be provided.