MAV Student Challenge ΓÇö Update!

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UMD Cyclocopter at the 2nd MAV Student Challenge, May 2014

The Final Competition Rules for 2017 are now available! (Posted Jan. 25.)

NOTE: The Gate 2 deadline for video submission has been extended to March 24 at 5 pm ET (GMT-4).

The 5th Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge will be held in conjunction with AHS International's 73rd Annual Forum and Technology Display in Ft Worth, Texas, on Monday May 8, 2017. 

Final competition details will be published in January 2017. The total prize money this year will be based on the contributions received from sponsorships, but will be at least $5,000 USD. (Interested in sponsoring or cosponsoring? Contact Mike Hirschberg, AHS Executive Director.)

For more information or to find out about past years' competitions, go to

You can also check out the MAV Student Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

Good luck to all of our competitors!

The competition is conducted by AHS International’s Unmanned VTOL Aircraft & Rotorcraft Committee. The committee hopes that the annual MAV Student Challenges will lead to advances in this area and help to develop increased expertise by students and universities. 

Updated March 12, 2017.