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    2019 Boeing Flight Competition Guidelines


    The Boeing Company will sponsor the Boeing Flight Competition at the National Society of Black Engineers 45th Annual National Convention in Detroit, MI. The competition judging will be Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, 2019.

    To be eligible for the Overall Award you must:

    • Participate in the Team Presentation on Friday, March 29, 2019
    • Participate in the Distance Competition on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Convention Center. Check in by 11:30 am. Pre-flight activities begin promptly at noon.

    Please Note: No walk-up teams will be allowed to participate. You must be registered by the deadline in order to compete.

    Download the competition rules and requirements

    Download the Team Presentation Time Selection


    Prizes and Awards

    Overall Award: $1,400

    Awarded to the team that participates in both aspects of the competition: Team Presentation & Design and Flight Competition. If you do not participate in both aspects of evaluation, you will not be considered for the Overall Award. No exceptions will be considered.

    Presentation & Design Awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd: $800, $600, and $400

    Awarded to the team that gives the best 10-minute oral/multimedia presentation illustrating the team's efforts and considerations while designing, building, and testing its glider. The multi-media presentation should include information about the team’s activities as they address the various aspects of design and considerations for both, building and constructing. The presentation should also include the data and results from any testing. Presentations will be judged for:

    1. Good team verbal skills and
    2. Creativity using charts, pictures, photos, videos, web page, etc.

    The winners will be determined by a panel of judges.

    Distance Awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd: $800, $600, and $400

    Awarded to the 3 teams with the farthest flying gliders as measured from the launch pad to landing.

    How to get your team registered for the Flight Competition. To submit your registration form for the Flight Competition, complete the online web form. Note: This form must be completed by March 22, 2019.

    What you need to do when you arrive at the National Conference

    Participate in the Team Presentation Friday, March 29, 2019. (You must bring your glider & repair materials with you.)

    Participate in the Distance Competition on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Convention Center. Check in by 11:30 am. Pre-flight activities begin promptly at noon.

    The Boeing Company Flight Competition Contact

    If you have any additional questions, please contact:

    Darlene Fox
    The Boeing Company
    P.O. Box 3707 MC 14-83
    Seattle, WA 98124-2207
    Phone: 425-237-1379
    Cell Phone: 425-891-0909

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