CUAir scores big at autonomous flight competition

CUAir team

CUAir took first in flight/mission and second place overall at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s 12th annual Student Unmanned Aerial Systems competition, June 18-22 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

Cornell, which won the event last year, swapped places with last year’s runner-up, North Carolina State University. This was the third consecutive year Cornell’s team won best flight/mission, good for half of the overall score. The team also placed fourth in the technical journal paper and eighth in the flight readiness review components of the competition, each worth 25 percent.

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