Important Housekeeping Items

2/13/2023 4:10:17 PM ET   SAE Aero Design Series

Please review this news post thoroughly. There is a lot of important information included in this update so please be sure to read it in its entirety.

Aero East Virtual Welcome: Reminder that we will be holding a virtual welcome meeting for teams attending SAE Aero Design East in Lakeland, Florida. SAE staff and competition organizers will be hosting this on this Friday, February 17th at 10AM EST to help make sure that your team is ready for competition.
Meeting Login Information

Presentation Format for 2023: Each team will be required to complete a technical presentation as part of your participation. There was a typo on the deadlines page that reflected that this is a business presentation. That is not the case. Teams will be expected to present a technical presentation as outlined in section 5 of the ruleset. The presentations for East will be held virtually on February 24th and March 3rd. Presentations for West will be held virtually on March 24th and March 31st. The presentation schedule for East can be found under the Schedules section of Competition Resources. The West presentation schedule will be posted in a few weeks.

Aero East Presenter Forms: We are missing presenter forms for the following schools. Please submit your presenter form to [email protected] ASAP.
Missing Teams:

  • #30 Florida International Univ
  • #34 Nanjing Univ of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • #35 Warsaw University of Technology
  • #319 Nanjing Univ of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • #324 Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering

Revised East Presentation Schedule: Please make sure that you’re staying up to date with the latest presentation schedule. A new version was published today with 3 changes. Not all teams were affected by this change. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Register at Hopin for Presentations: Once you know which date your team is presenting on, please 1) create an account at and 2) register at the link below that correlates with your presentation date assigned. Aero West registration links will be provided later.

Advanced Class Frequency Submissions: All advanced class teams need to complete the ‘APPENDIX C – DAS, FPV, Radio Frequency Request Form’ from the back of the 2023 SAE Aero Design Rules. Please submit this form to the document submission area of ASAP. It is due no later than February 20th for both East & West. The rules indicate that you should email the form, however we would prefer if you could submit via the submission area if possible.

Volunteer Pilots: As previously published on the news feed here, SAE will have volunteer pilots available at both event locations this year. The number of volunteer pilots that we have is limited, so we suggest you make best efforts to try to bring your own if possible.

Hotels: Most of the hotel rates for Aero East have expired at this point. If your team is still in need of a hotel, we suggest you jump on that ASAP before it’s too late!