Dave Platt

UAS Platform Specialist

Dave Platt is the team’s structural designer, responsible for providing a safe home for all of SkyOne’s expensive on-board components. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), specializing in morphing composite materials (think shape-shifting wings!). He loves all things aviation and still plans to fulfill his childhood dream of flying a fighter jet.

Born and raised in South Africa, Dave has a deep love for the outdoors, from backcountry camping to snowboarding. He is an avid sportsman, devoting much of his free time (which is very little) to cycling long distances, trail running, and even some relaxing softball on occasion. Contrary to popular belief, he does not own a pet lion.