Student Deadlines Approaching

2nd Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge

1st MAV Winners PSUMAV Student Teams! This is a reminder to submit your Team Information Form for the 2nd Annual AHS MAV Student Challenge by this Friday, January 10. Finalists will be selected in the next three months to participate in the final fly off at the 70th Annual Forum in Montréal, Québec. A total of $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

Please go to for a description of the MAV Student Challenge, selection criteria, contact information, and important dates. 

VFF Scholarship Application Deadline

VFF Winners 2013Students have until Saturday February 1 at midnight ET (GMT-5) to submit their VFF scholarship applications and all supporting materials, including letters of recommendations. Don’t miss your opportunity to compete for one of our coveted VFF scholarships.

Please download and review the Guidelines for Student Application, the VFF Application fillable PDF, and the Guideline for Professor Recommendation documents from as soon as possible to ensure your application package is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

31st Annual Student Design Competition

X-VTOL CompetitionThe AHS International Student Design Competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, providing a practical exercise for engineering students at accredited colleges and universities around the world. The competition promotes student interest in vertical flight technology. A total of $5,500 in prizes will be awarded for the best designs. 

A Letter of Intent to participate must be received no later than Friday, February 14 and must include the team members, whether it is a graduate or undergraduate team, their faculty sponsor and email addresses for all participants. Requests for information and clarification will be accepted continuously but must be received no later than March 7, 2014. Proposals must be submitted no later than June 6.

Please go to to review the Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitation to Participate and the white paper “Judging the Student Design Competition.”