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Design/Build/Fly (DBF)

The 21st Annual Design/Build/Fly Competition, 20-23 April 2017, attracted over 750 attendees. Pictured, 1st (left), 2nd (right), and 3rd (middle)

Design/Build/Fly Competition

Every year the AIAA Foundation with assistance from several AIAA Technical Committees and corporate sponsors Cessna Aircraft Company and Raytheon Missile Systems, sponsors a competition for undergraduate and graduate students to design and build a remote-controlled aircraft to perform specific tasks. Students then come together to face off against each other in April. For specific information about the Design/Build/Fly Competition, please visit the DBF website. Rules, team lists, external resources, and the ongoing FAQ are all maintained there.

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