The fly-off is scheduled for 13–16 April 2023.

The host for the competition will be Raytheon Technologies.


The location is the:
Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA) Field*
3250 N. Reservation Rd.
Marana, AZ 85653

*TIMPA Field is located in the middle of the desert, about 1 hour outside of Tucson. As such, please make sure you’re prepared with adequate hydration resources. AIAA and the DBF organizers will provide water, however, teams should make note that it is likely to be hot and dry every day. Staying hydrated is critical to your health as the nearest medical center is more than 45 minutes away. Please read this guide  if you’re not familiar with Arizona desert conditions in hotter months (April-October).

Visitors will be allowed at the contest site, but not elsewhere on campus without prior coordination and an employee accompanying them.

Teams are advised to check with their airlines on what materials they will be allowed to bring both to and from the contest site.  Hazmat items like paints, thinners and glues may need to be purchased locally and PROPERLY disposed of following the contest. 

**NOTE: It is the team’s responsibility to ensure that their aircraft arrives at the fly-off location. Neither AIAA nor the corporate sponsors will assist in getting your aircraft or materials to the fly-off location. Teams may hand carry their aircraft, use a shipping company to have it delivered to their hotel, or use any other means of transportation that they feel is appropriate. But each team must coordinate all aspects of getting the aircraft to the fly-off.

International Teams: Special information for non-US teams can be found here.