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
2014 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 75
Number of participating students: 660
Site: Aerospace Center for Excellence, Lakeland, FL

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
2014 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 75
Number of participating students: 560
Site: Apollo 11 Field, Encino, CA