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DRONETECH MS/HS Aerial Drones Tournament

17-Dec-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
3-Oct-2022 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Dec-2022 15:01 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and Northland Community and Technical College is excited to host the Aerial Drone Competition: Blackout! NCAT is located at the Northland Aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

Northland Aerospace
13892 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

*Located next to TRF Airport

Doors will open at 7:30 AM with team check-in beginning at 8:00 AM. Teams that have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster to allow for the match list to be run. Teams running late should contact the Event Partner prior to the 30 minute cutoff to avoid being dropped. We anticipate that the event will conclude no later than 4:00 PM.

Please make sure to bring safety glasses for your teams!

Participation Legal Release A completed legal release form for all participants must be turned in during check-in or uploaded to prior to arrival. Get it here: Form with instructions how-to-upload.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Dec-2022

Northland Aerospace Campus
13892 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
United States

Contact Information

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7:30am – Doors open

8:00am – Team check-in

8:30am – Drone Inspection

9:00am – Event Meeting

9:30am – Matches Begin

Noon – Lunch Break

1:00pm - Competition Resumes/ Skills Challenge Field Opens

2:30pm Skills Challenge Field Closes

3:00pm - Awards

** Times are tentative based on the number of teams participating.


Interested volunteers are asked to reach out to Zack Nicklin at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather, please check our Facebook page for updates! 

Refund and Payment Policies

This event is sponsored by the National Center for Autonomous Technologies. As such there are no registration fees!