The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation, in collaboration with Textron Aviation and Raytheon Missile Systems, sanctions the international Design∙Build∙Fly (DBF) competition, in which over 140 of the best engineering universities participate. Each year, the AIAA issues a governing request for UAV designs. Competing universities then develop technical reports and physical aircraft for entry into a fly-off. Teams are ultimately rated on a flight score and a technical report score. The 2016 competition stressed two key design points, rapid assembly and energy conservation.
The annual Design∙Build∙Fly (DBF) Competition helps develop our students into world-class professionals that go beyond the classroom to tackle the technical problems facing the aerospace industry.
Now, the Embry-Riddle team is seeking to elevate its level of competition. In 2016, our team finished 11th overall and was one of nine teams out of the 145 universities that entered the competition to complete all of the missions. With the aid of your direct financial support, students will be empowered to employ their knowledge and technical experience to contend and succeed on a world stage.