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NCAT RAD Tournament (Canceled)

Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Event Title: DRONETECH RADC Tournament Powered by NCAT

Event Description: Register today for your chance to compete at a live event!

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is excited to host the RADC 2021-22 Challenge: Downdraft 2! 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.

As a part of Minnesota State, we have implemented health-safety policies requiring the wearing of face coverings to reduce the risk of expire of COVID-19. For more information, visit

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: No judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 5-Feb-2022

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

Contact Information

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NCAT RAD Tournament Agenda

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

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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

Refund Policy

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

Health and Safety Policies

Minnesota State requires all visitors to campus to wear a mask while in the buildings.








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