The UMass Aeronautics Team is an undergraduate student competition team competing in the 2024 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design, Build, Fly (DBF) International Competition. We're a team composed of 29 underclassmen and 1 senior 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 teams 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 demonstrate Urban Air Mobility (UAM) missions by transporting patients, emts, medical supplies, and passengers all while being able to fold and park in a parking spot.
We need your help to purchase the required materials and tooling to build the aircraft as well as get the team down to Wichita, Kansas 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.
Join our team!