2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge

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The official rules and regulations for the 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge  have been released.

The 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge is open to high-school age students from around the world and will take place on October 12th -13th 2019 at Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke’s Road West, Calvert, Queensland, Australia. 

UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery

Outback Joe has made an emergency mobile phone call to advise that he is is suffering an allergic reaction and needs urgent medical assistance.  Teams are invited to use an unmanned aircraft to deliver an Epipen (an Impact Monitor is used in the competition) as close as possible to Outback Joe so that he can treat his anaphylaxis immediately while medical aid travels to reach him. The UAV Controller (the team’s pilot) will remotely control the aircraft.

The aircraft must be manoeuvred such that it will pass directly overhead the two hurdles that are laid out on the course. The dropping of the medical package can be triggered either Remotely by the team’s Mission Manageror Autonomously by systems on board the aircraft. The Mission Manager will NOT be able to see Outback Joe or the aircraft during the flying element of the competition


Entrants will be required to submit a technical report which outlines their design, methodology for package deployment and operational and safety procedures. An oral presentation of the technical report information is also required and will be judged along with the other deliverables.


Points are awarded based on the mission performance, video and technical report, and the team performance in an oral presentation.

The mission will be conducted in two rounds. Each round the team will have 10 minutes to drop 2 medical packages as close as possible to the target. The team’s best 3 drops will be used in their score.


Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third highest point scoring teams. No prize money will be awarded.

Instead of prize money, an attendance bonus of AU$500 will be paid to each qualifying team that attends the event.

Key Dates

Register your team

Registration is now open. Please register if you are interested in competing and we can then stay in touch and email you when we have news. Please fill in the registration form.

Rules document

For more information, please visit https://uavchallenge.org/high-school/


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