The Studytour

Welcome to the website of Studytour ‘Aquila’, organized by the study association of Aerospace Engineering students, VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, of the Delft University of Technology. Studytour ‘Aquila’ will take students to Uruguay, Argentina, Peru and Chile between 22 August and 22 September 2022. The annually organized studytour is the way to connect the students of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering to the international aerospace industry.


Established in 1945, the Society of Engineering Aerospace Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, is composed of more than 95% of all students at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. The faculty is constantly growing, and growing strongly. Currently there are approximately 2500 members, making the Society of Aerospace Engineering Students the largest society of its kind in the Benelux.

Every year the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ organizes a study tour taking approximately 30 students to countries around the world. During this tour, a wide range of company and institution visits are organized, allowing the students to familiarize themselves with the local aerospace and technology industry. The tour aims at contributing to the globalization that is ever more present in the aerospace industry.

The organizing committee of the tour is composed of 7 students of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering in different stages of their Bachelor and Master studies. The committee can be found below:

Eric van Pijlen – Chairman
Matthijs van Lent – Secretary
Øyvind Pettersen – Treasurer
Paula Méndez Chacón – Commissioner of Logistics
Niels Prins – Commissioner of Countries
Yara Hinssen – Commisioner of Countries
Lian Greijn – Qualitate Qua


Argentina, one of the largest countries in South-America, stretching from the far south of Patagonia to the Amazon rainforest in the north. The tour will visit Buenos Aires, the modern capital, Cordóba, filled with industry, and the mountainous Mendoza as final stop.
The small and mediterranean country to the east of Argentina is known for it's possibilities regarding innovation, start-ups and technology. Montevideo's companies will be visited and its beaches will be explored.
Chile, one of the narrowest countries in the world will be the next stop where a visit to the Very Large Telescopes can not be left out. Completed with a visit to Santiago de Chile and the wine regions of Valparaiso, the group will discover the secrets of Chile.
Last up, the mysterious Peru. Here the group will visit the breath-taking engineering marvels and the picturesque landscapes of the Andes mountain range. With the busy Lima as final stop, the tour will end on a high in Peru.