Ryerson Aero Design (RAD) is a student design team based at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our team is made up of a students who engage in team activities on a voluntary basis.  RAD is dedicated to enriching the learning experience of our members by allowing them to participate in a hands-on engineering challenge at the SAE Aero Design Series. 

As per competition rules, RAD designs, builds, and manufactures a Radio Controlled (RC) aircraft every year. The aircraft design details are based on competition rules and vary over time. For the 2019-2020 year, our team is tasked with designing an RC aircraft capable of deploying payload to a specified target location during flight.


In short we are:  


400 members

35 active years

8 programs

3 faculties 

1 team


To maintain a rich, inclusive, and safe environment where students can learn, design aircraft and build  practical skills.

​​Every year, RAD works to support our community by:

  1. enriching education and learning experiences through application of knowledge

  2. ensuring team diversity through an inclusive environment, 

  3. supporting student learning through collaborations with academic societies, and 

  4. promoting aerospace engineering and aviation industries in Canada and around the world