Each year, our partners and sponsors invite student teams from around the region to see which team designed the airplane that will carry out a specific task.


Student teams are scored in two categories.  The visual display provides an opportunity for teams to show design decisions that they made as they constructed and tested their airplane.  It also reinforces the importance of sketching, documenting, and analyzing test data. Visual displays are submitted on the day of the fly-off.


The airplane performance is an opportunity for students to demonstrate proof of concept by flying their aircraft.  Then, teams must successfully carry out this year's specific game.



At the end of the day, our sponsors and partners hold an awards ceremony to recognize the teams with the highest total scores.