By now, drones come across the average Aerospace student regularly! On the 2nd of June, EUROAVIA Munich once again organized an Online Event with ESG, a System Integrator from Fürstenfeldbruck. For this event, we invited Tim Mehling, Product Manager UxS and Flight Test Engineer at ESG to talk about “UAS Onboard Safety Systems”. In the run-up to the event, this topic already aroused interest, and so the atmosphere was once again very motivated.
As usual the Speaker delivered a very technical presentation and convinced the audience with his far-sightedness in the topic of “Drone Security”. Especially exciting was the connection to the delivery of a recent ESG Guest at an EUROAVIA event in 2020! Back then, Ms. Hildenbrand delivered a workshop about “Drone Defense”. As Mr. Mehling put it during his delivery:
“Our departments complement each other very well, our goals are the challenges of the other, and the other way around”
. While Ms. Hildenbrands expertise is reconnaissance and defense of unknown UAS, it is the goal of Mr. Mehlings department, to ensure functionality and licensing of UAS through appropriate Onboard Security Systems. Several technologies were presented, and along with the technology also the respective motivation for each technology in the framework of the European SORA-licensing criteria.
It was very interesting to get insight to the world of Licensing. Especially rewarding was insight into the SORA-criteria, for which we already got requests previously to the event.
As usual after the delivery, we engaged in an exciting discussion about Drone Security, answering all open questions. The discussion once again displayed the curiosity of EUROAVIAns, and how diverse ideas about one topic can be.
A big thank you to Mr. Mehling and ESG for being our guests. The collaboration was as always very rewarding and a lot of fun!
Since the TNT is one of the longest and most resource-intensive events, that EUROAVIA hosts, the organization team here in Munich relies on Sponsoring and Donation. We work hard on a portfolio of Sponsors and Donors, that help us finance the event without too much deficit. During the event, most of the costs are composed of the eight-night stay of participants and trainers and catering. In addition to that, other matters of expense are the Final Dinner and Cultural Night, as well as training materials.
Thanks to our registration as a non-profit organization, Euroavia Munich can issue every donor with a donation receipt that helps to deduct the donation form taxes. We will also use every donation for a specific purpose, which makes it easy to understand for which part of the organization of the event we will use the money for. As for Sponsoring from companies, Euroavia will offer additional services, for example in displaying the companies name and include it in the events schedule. So we’d like to see Sponsors combine a Training Session from their Training Departments with time, in which they can present the company to the participants.
TNT stands for “Train New Trainers”. It is the largest Training-Event within the EUROAVIA Training System (ETS). The ETS is a Working Group, that is organized by EUROAVIA International. That means Euroavia Munich will organize the TNT hand in hand with our International Representation from the ETS. We have a clear distribution of responsibility:
Euroavia Munich will provide the organizational framework. That means catering and accommodation on the one hand, but also to have our members be shoulder to shoulder with the participants so that they find their way in Munich and feel home here for their stay. The well known Final Dinner, as well as the City Tour and the Cultural Night also will be organized by us.
The ETS, on the other hand, will provide us with the Trainer Team, which in the end will actually do all of the many training sessions, that together form the TNT experience. Normally the ETS Board sends six trainers out of their own ranks. This TNT we plan to have a trainer team, what is Trainer Team with only Euroavia trainers.
The goal of the TNT is to expand the ETS’ trainer pool and to implement long term goals, e.g. to have a training session in every single international event. We also strive to further spread the spirit of soft skills within our Euroavia community.
April 2019: Euroavia Munich has set herself the goal to organize an international Event within the next Business Year. What would rather come in mind than the just-completed TNT in Leuven? Highly motivated our Secretary came back from this Event and quickly got the rest of the board on board.
The TNT is a training event within the frame of the EUROAVIA Training System (ETS). Please go on and read about the ETS in the next article. In early summer we created working teams, that quickly achieved to build an organizational framework for the event. Now we can proudly say, that dates and schedule are finished, as well as accommodation and a catering plan.
Since the TNT will be one day longer even than the TNT in 2019, and we thus have guests from all corners of Europe from the 22nd to the 31st of March 2020, we are now looking for sponsors to get this event going most fashionably.