Welcome to the 2021-2022 Season

Bring the excitement of Drones to your community with the Aerial Drone Competition

The Aerial Drone Competition offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, student-centered learning.

Teams learn about drones, flight principles, programming, documentation and communication skills while expanding their understanding and building interest for Drone-related workforce and career opportunities.

May 10-12, 2022
The Aerial Drone Competition World Championship was held May 10-12. Thanks to all the participants, sponsors, partners, volunteers, coaches, teachers, and mentors that helped make this season and this event a great success!
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2022-2023 Updates

  • Additional Drone option! The CoDrone EDU from Robolink is an approved drone for competition use in the 2022-2023 Season and is available for purchase NOW!   
  • New Program Name! RADC is now called the Aerial Drone Competition.
  • 2022-2023 Season Game information will be available in September 2022.
  • 2022-2023 Team Registration is now open.
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2021-2022 Challenge: DownDraft 2

RADC DownDraft2 is played on a 28’x28’ field.  Two (2)  Alliances - one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” - composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in 3-minute matches.  The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by scoring small and large balls in corner and floor goals and landing drones in the landing zone at the end of the match.

Teams also compete in the Programming Skills Challenge where one drone takes to the sky to score as many points as possible through programming.  

Field Assembly

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Interested in starting your own team?

Learn more about the Aerial Drone Competition and what is involved in starting your own team. Contact the program manager at drones@roboticseducation.org.

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