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UMass Aeronautics Competition 2023

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Project ended on May 30, at 01:00 PM EDT
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Join the UMASS Aeronautics Team to Compete in the International (AIAA) Competition!

The UMass Aeronautics Team is an undergraduate student competition team competing in the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design, Build, Fly (DBF) International Competition. We're a team composed of 26 underclassmen and 3 seniors who are dedicated to combining topics learned in class and applying them to fix real world problems in the aviation, UAV, and VTOL industries. This project introduces aeronautics in a hands-on environment to UMass Amherst's MIE department and provides a way for students to step into the fast growing industries.

Each year, the competition requires team's to design, manufacture, and fly an optimized aircraft capable of performing commercial, welfare, and military missions.

The team is well underway in the development of this year's aircraft which will be able to execute surveillance and electronic jamming missions by carrying a internal payload & externally mounted antenna, while also being able to be easily packaged in a shipping container for use around the world.

We need your help to purchase the required materials and tooling to build the aircraft as well as get the team down to Tucson, Arizona in April to compete in the Fly-Off!

We are dedicated to successfully competing in this competition and exposing other students and industry representatives to the UMass College of Engineering, and we are extremely grateful for any donations that will help us with our goal.

Come join our team!

Choose a giving level


Cessna Level

Buys the Propellers for the Plane


Learjet Level

Buys the radio receiver for the aircraft


Boeing Level

Buys the Carbon Fiber Spars for the Airframe


Blackbird Level

Buys the Radio Transmitter


Space Shuttle Level

Sends One Team Member to the Competition!