Our vehicle, a two-part flyer that is meant to traverse the harsh conditions of a volcano eruption, was inspired by master inventor and Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci. We were drawn to his sketches and designs because he was truly ahead of his time. Therefore, it made sense that our futuristic plane based on the Cylon from Battlestar Galactica, with massive platoons, large boosters, and the capacity to hover over the lava, should be influenced by ideas conceived hundreds of years ago by Da Vinci. We also chose the historic location of Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD as our particular setting because it is also a legendary and historic event/location. We thought these two elements would compliment and play off each other since the volcano presented the problem and Da Vinci’s designs helped inspire us to generate a solution.