I belonged a student-run aviation club called Windnauts when I was an undergraduate student at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. This club participates in an Japan International Human Powered Aircraft Rally (a.k.a. Birdman Rally) almost every year. The Youtube video above shows the 2011 competition, in which I participated as a pilot. Also, I was the chief designer of the cockpit of the airplane. I designed the cockpit, custom-made the seat (for myself), and lead the assembly team. I belonged to the club for three years from freshman year to junior year. For the first two years, I learned from our senior students about aerodynamics, flight dynamics, material science, and anything relevant to airplanes, helped them build their year of an airplane as an assembly team member, and conducted flight tests. On the last year, I contributed as a pilot and the chief designer of the cockpit. This three-year activity was absolutely my best and toughest experience through my undergraduate life. I spent countless days and nights in a factory, on a runway, and on an indoor exercise bike (for training). We took home the first place in 2011 by flying 18km in 90 minutes. The airplane I piloted was heavily damaged when it crashed into a lake (as it’s supposed to do because it keeps flying until the pilot is totally exhausted; therefore, the crash is the only way to stop the airplane in this competition), but it was recovered after the competition and went on a permanent display in the Sendai Science Museum.