The Georgia Tech VFS Drone Competition

Event Details

The GT Vertical Flight Society's email is


Summary Sentence: March 15 is the deadline to register for the April 17 competition

Full Summary: Students from every major are invited to participate in this competition, where a $500 grand prize will be awarded for the best drone team

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You are invited to register for the first-ever

Georgia Tech Vertical Flight Society

Drone Competition

$500 prize to the winning team

The Team Registration Deadline is March 15

Teams must register by emailing by March 15
Teams that have not registered by this date may not participate, although team members may be added until the competition date .

Team Requirements
Teams may consist of as many currently enrolled Georgia Tech students as desired, but the prize will remain the same regardless of team size.

Drone Requirements
Any out-of-the-box or custom-built drones allowed as long as it is equal to or smaller than 350mm
(13¾”) measured diagonally from rotor shaft to rotor shaft.  First person view, manual or autonomous flight are all permitted

The Competition is April 17

Each team will pick up and deposit as many payloads as they can during the 4 allotted minutes. The payloads will be golf balls covered in the soft side (loop side) of Velcro and will be distributed throughout the arena. Apply your creativity to design the collecting and release mechanism! Teams will compete individually on the course, and the team that collects the largest number of payloads in the time provided will be declared the winning team:


Please submit questions by March 10 to
Answers will be posted on the Georgia Tech Vertical Flight Society website:

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

School of Aerospace Engineering

Invited Audience
Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Drone Competition, aerospace engineering, Vertical Flight Society
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