Do you still have questions about how to participate in LEAF?  Let us answer them for you!  Here's a list of our most asked questions:


What is the LEAF STEM Challenge?
LEAF stands for Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight.   The LEAF STEM challenge is an engineering design challenge for middle and high school students.  The challenge is for students to build an electric aircraft that will carry out a specific task.  You can learn more about the LEAF STEM Challenge here and read this year's game rules here.

Who can participate?
We welcome the participation of any students- formal or informal- in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12).  Younger students may still participate, but will compete in the middle school grade band.

How do I get started?
Check out our Resources page!  It contains all kinds of materials- most of them free- to help you get started.  You can also attend our annual summer coaches workshop.

How much money do I need for this project?
The LEAF STEM Challenge is a low-cost way to teach aerospace and engineering design.  Each airplane costs around $12.  The flight circle and power supply can vary depending on if you choose to purchase one or make your own.

Where can I find funding for this project?
Even though this project is low-cost, funding may be an issue and we encourage you to check with local organizations for available funding.  Here are a few grants that we know of that might help:
Air Force Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Harbor Freight- Giving Back
NEA Student Achievement Grant
NEA Learning and Leadership Grant (for funding for our Coaches Workshop)
Pacific Northwest AIAA
Puget Sound Engineering Council

How can I learn more about the LEAF STEM Challenge?
We encourage you to attend our annual summer workshop where you can learn more about this year's game and design, build and fly your own electric aircraft!  If you've missed it or still have questions, please let us know.  You can also sign up for our newsletter (right side of any page on this site) to stay informed of upcoming events.

Can I register for the Coaches Workshop with a Purchase Order?
Yes!  We are happy accept purchase orders for schools and organizations wanting to register 3 or coaches for the annual workshop.  Contact us to make arrangements.

Can I register teams for the Fly-Off event with a Purchase Order?
Of course!  We are happy to accept purchase orders for schools and organizations wanting to register 5 or more teams.  Click here for more information.

How can I register more than one team for the Fly-Off event?
Our registration system through Constant Contact will only allow an email address to be used once, so in order to register more than one team, you'll need more than one email address.  For the majority of us who don't have 10 emails, we have a workaround.


If you have a question that hasn't been answered, please contact us and we'll be happy to help!