AIAA GHS 1st Annual Ornithopter Competition

When:  Feb 26, 2022 from 08:00 to 17:00 (CT)
Associated with  Greater Huntsville Section
We are calling on all creative students to compete in the 1st Annual Ornithopter Competition. The competition is to design and build a rubber band powered ornithopter, similar to those found here:  Competitors will compete based on grade level:  Group 1 (4th-8th), Group 2 (9th-12th), and Group 3 (undergraduate college).  Students can sign up individually or as a team, limited to a maximum size of four students. Refer to the Rules and Regulations document (see below) for more information:

WHAT: Design, Build, and Fly a rubber band powered flapping-wing aircraft

WHERE: Bob Jones Highschool Gymnasium (650 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758)

WHEN: February 26, 2022 (registration begins at 8 AM, with competition beginning at 9 AM)

WHO: Students from 4th grade to Undergraduate College level. Students will compete based on grade level (4th - 8th, 9th - 12th, and College). 

WHY: A fun, STEAM oriented challenge to design, build, and compete against your friends and fellow students

  • Pre-register by emailing
  • Deadline to pre-register is Monday, January 31st 11:59 PM Central
  • Use the following subject lime in your email: Registration for Ornithopter Competition
  • In the body of the email, include the student's full name, grade level, school where student is enrolled, and whether you intend to compete in the speed, endurance, or both categories (Refer to the Rules and Regulations Document available below to learn about these categories.)
  • If registering as a team, include the Name, Grade, and School for all team members (maximum of four per team)
Cost: There is no cost to compete.

For questions or any additional information, please contact section's Director of Special Projects, Mr. Brandon Stiltner by emailing at

Rules and Regulations Document


Bob Jones Highschool Gymnasium
650 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL 35758