Götz Bramesfeld is an associate professor of aerospace engineering at at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. His research area is applied aerodynamics and aircraft design with a focus on the aerodynamics and flight dynamics of small aerial vehicles. Under his guidance, his research group operates the large subsonic wind tunnel at Ryerson University and has developed several advanced experimental and analytical tools for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft that also apply to hydrofoils. His real passion, however, is soaring. He has over 1,000 hours in over 40 different types of sailplanes, among them also a flying-wing design.