Aviation Design Challenge

Registration for the 2018 Challenge is open

October 18, 2017

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is sponsoring the Aviation Design Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through aviation in high schools across the United States. Registration is limited to the first 130 U.S. high schools that complete the registration form. Teams, which can be either high school classes or after-school […]

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GAMA Aviation Design Challenge Winners

May 29, 2017

Recently Sarah McCann, Director of Communications for GAMA, shared with us the winners of the 2017 Aviation Design Challenge. We are happy to share the announcement: Olney High School in Olney, Texas! Fly to Learn and GAMA look forward to continuing our work with our country’s future aviators. Check out their reaction! Watch this video […]

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2016 Winning Team

The Aviation Design Challenge sponsored by GAMA and the Two Weeks To Taxi program at Glasair Aviation are experiences my students will never forget. The progress each of the students made in the areas of communication, teamwork, and technical skills will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Every aspect of this experience, […]

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2015 Winning Team

The GAMA competition has taught us the importance of teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking. We learned a great deal about STEM, how to test our aircraft consistently, and how to make very finite changes to our plane to get better results. The competition has been an excellent learning experience for us!” Students Abri Badger, Colton […]

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2014 Winning Team

This competition, and ultimate victory, will be life-changing for my kids. I can’t thank you enough … for the positive impact you are making in the life of a kid.” Principal Grant Hanevold, Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014 winner.

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2013 Winning Team

“It opened up my eyes to what the industry was like. In the aerospace industry everyone loves their jobs. Everyone loves coming to work. Airplanes are fun and challenging to build. I love a good challenge.” Lee Luckhardt, Saline High School, Saline, Michigan, as quoted by Kettering University. Saline and Canby High School in Canby, […]

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