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NCTC Aerial Drone Tournament

Feb. 9, 2024

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Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
13-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

North Central Region

  • This event is located in the North Central Region which includes:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. 

  • Teams who are from the North Central Region and earn a qualifying award at this event will be invited to the North Central Regional Championship - in Flint Michigan at Kettering University on May 17-19,  2024.

  • The award(s) that qualify for an invitation to the above regional will be found on the awards tab by December 1, 2024.

  • Additional invitations may be issued by January 12th based on the number of teams and events in the region.  

  • To read more about the qualifying criteria, visit the REC Library: Qualifying Criteria.

Please note: If you are a team from outside this region, you may attend the event and will be eligible to earn awards and post scores to the global skills rankings, but you are not eligible to earn invitations to regional championships from this event.


Aerial Drone Competition at Northland's Aerospace campus located at 13892 Airport Dr. Thief River Falls Mn. 

  • Safety glasses are required. 
  • Physical copies of the Competition Logbook should be turned in at check in on the day of the tournament.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Feb-2024

Northland Community & Technical College Aerospace Site
13892 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda - Subject to Change 


Door open/ Team check-in at 8am

Flight meeting 8:30am

Teamwork Matches Begin at 9am

Alliance and Final Matches 11am

Lunch Served (meal provided) at 12pm

Piloting Skills & Autonomous Skills start at 1pm

Awards 2pm


We are always looking for volunteers. Please contact [email protected] for information. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of poor weather, cancellation emails will go out the day prior to the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

There is no charge for this event, therefore there will be no refunds!