SAE Collegiate Design Series

SAE Aero Design History

North American Competitions

SAE Aero Design® East

First Competition - 1986
Organizing Institutions - SAE and the annual host institution

1986 Competition Data Number of registered teams: Not available
Number of participating students: Not available
Site: Kansas City, KS

2016 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 75
Number of participating students: 590
Site: Thunderbird Field, Fort Worth, TX

Notes: (1) Aero Design was originally named the Radio Controlled Cargo Aircraft Competition. (2) Aero Design was organized as a single event from 1986 through 1994. Beginning with the 1995 events the competition was split into two competitions: Aero Design East and Aero Design West.

SAE Aero Design® West

First Competition - 1995
Organizing Institutions - SAE and the annual host institution

1995 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 22
Number of participating students: 86

2016 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 75
Number of participating students: 570
Site: Apollo 11 Field, Encino, CA