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    Flight Competition

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    2018 Boeing Flight Competition Guidelines


    The Boeing Company will sponsor the Boeing Flight Competition at the National Society of Black Engineers 44th Annual National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa. The competition judging will be Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, 2018. All participating teams must do the following:

    • Register online using the form on this page by March 22, 2018. You will receive registration confirmation, and the time and location of your presentation via email.

    Additionally, to be eligible for the Overall Award you must:

    • Participate in the Team Presentation on Friday, March 23, 2018
    • Participate in the Distance Competition on Saturday, March 24, 2018 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


    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.

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

    Participate in the Team Presentation Friday, March 23. (You must bring your glider & repair materials with you.)

    Participate in the Distance Competition on Saturday, March 24, 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

    Flight Competition Registration

    * denotes required field

    Team Member 1

    Team Member 2

    Team Member 3

    Team Member 4

    Team Presentation Time - Top 3 choices Format:(hh/mm am/pm)

    Please select the top three times you prefer from the available times.

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