The Flyoff is scheduled for 19-22 April 2018.
Host for the competition will be Textron Aviation. The fly-off is planned to be held at Cessna Field in Wichita, KS. Details on the contest site and schedule will be sent to registered teams early in the fly-off calendar year. You can check on historical weather conditions at
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 flyoff location. Neither AIAA nor the corporate sponsors will assist in getting your aircraft or materials to the flyoff 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 flyoff.
International Teams: Special information for non-US teams can be found
AIAA DBF UAV Design Project 2015:
Select a video from the list below
The Many Crashes of DBF 2014
2015 UML AIAA - Design Build Fly Video