Florida Institute of Technology
Contestants are given two chances to land in a box drawing on the runway that is 300 ft long. A zero line is drawn 100 feet after the beginning of the box and 200 feet before the end of the box. the zero line is the target for the main wheels to land on. penalty points are assessed for distance from the target line as well as for inconsistencies in the pattern.
The latitude and longitude of checkpoints are given to the contestants. They must then flight plan the route based on timing and fuel burn. Penalty points are assessed for errors in arrival time over checkpoints and for incorrect fuel consumption calculations.
Teams fly over two targets at cruise speed 200 feet above the ground. A message container is released from the plane and the team who gets their messages closest to the target wins.
Contestants are tested on problems such as fuel burn, time and distance and conversions using the manual flight computer or E6-B
Pictures of aircraft are displayed for three seconds and contestants have to identify the manufacturer, model and common name of the aircraft.
This event is a simulated cross country flight where contestants are tested on Federal Aviation Regulations and aircraft performance as related to the flight
Contestants are given a predetermined pattern of altitudes, airspeeds and headings which they must fly in a simulator by reference to cockpit instruments.
A general aviation aircraft is bugged with discrepancies and contestants are given 15 minutes to find as many as they can.