Flight Rounds

Aircraft are flown in up to 5 flight rounds where they lift as much payload as possible. The aircraft must take off, complete a circuit, and land safely in order to achieve a successful flight round. Points are awarded not only for amount of weight lifted but also how accurately the team predicted the aircraft’s performance.

Points Awarded:

Based on a formula that accounts for payload lifted as well as the predicted performance of the aircraft compared to actual results (Max: 150 points).