About HKUST Aero Team

Aero Team is a HKUST student group dedicated to Aeronautical Engineering and Design, Build, Fly (DBF) competitions around the world. Our goal is to create a platform for students from all disciplines to share and learn from each other while learning more about the aviation industry.

What do we do indeed?

International Competitions

Every year we will participate in different kinds of competitions around the world. We aim to the best! For instance, we ranked 35 out of 104 in AIAA Design, Build, Fly competition 2019 globally.


Latest Technology

We design our competition aircraft with detailed CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and FEM (Finite element method) calculations. We have incorporate some of the latest technologies on our designed model to score a better result in the competition.

Practical Experiences

We design all of our activities with a practical mind. By joining our activities, you will be able to get your hands on modeling aircraft and even talk to senior engineers and managers from the aeronautical engineering companies though our talks and visits!


Workshop on Plane Design Programs!!!

Workshop on Plane Design Programs!!!

You might think every engineer have screwdrivers and wrench as our daily tools🔩🛠, but as an aerospace engineer👷👨‍🚀, there's a...
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Learning More in Our Second workshop!!!

Learning More in Our Second workshop!!!

The most recent workshop allowed our curious and passionate aviators 👨‍✈️👩‍✈️ to get first hand experience on the basics of...
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First Workshop Completed!!!

First Workshop Completed!!!

📣More to come! 📣 Thank you all for joining the first workshop with full participation last week. It’s good to see...
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Aero Team 2019-2020 Recruitment Started

Aero Team 2019-2020 Recruitment Started

We hope you have a great start in the new academic year. We are here to introduce and welcome all...
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Pilot Training Course is opened for Application

Pilot Training Course is opened for Application

📣RC plane pilot needed📣 The HKUST Aero Team will hold a pilot training course in this long summer semester break.✈...
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AIAA DBF competition 2019

AIAA DBF competition 2019

Meet our fly-off Team member this year We have done a great job in the DBF competition this year. Even...
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DBF Competition 2018

DBF Competition 2018

The HKUST Aero Team have finished the 2018 AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition in Wichita, Kansas! Here is a recap video of...
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AIAA”s Design•Build•Fly competition 2017 result released

AIAA”s Design•Build•Fly competition 2017 result released

Our team ranked 17 out of 95 in DBF competition 2017! The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design...
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DBF Team 2017 is recruiting!

DBF Team 2017 is recruiting!

Join us for various comprehensive workshops and exciting competitions! Background of Design/Build/Fly Competition Design/Build/Fly Competition (DBF) is an international aircraft...
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DBF Competition 2016

DBF Competition 2016

This year, 15 members including 7 of FYP students formed the HKUST aircraft model team to participate in the Design...
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Coming Workshops

In the coming year, we are going to hold lots of activities and training!
Check your email periodically or keep in touch with us via this website and our social media.

    • Model Plane Building Workshop
    • Aeronautical Lecture
    • Pilot Training and Exam Session
    • Aerospace Exhibition

Previous Events

We organized a lot of amazing events!

Hands-On Workshops
Model planes were built by students and gave the first experience of the building process to everyone interested in RC plane manufacture!

Aerospace Exhibitions
Participants had chance to know more about the aviation industry and challenge themselves in a flight simulator.

Flight Tests
We organize plenty of test flights every year to test its flying characteristics after we have constructed a new plane!

Pilot training
Beside building the aircraft, you can try to fly a model plane by yourself. After training in simulation for a period of time, you will have a chance to be a RC pilot!

Aeronautical class
We organized training and talks for student who wanna know more about aeronautics and aerospace.

International Competitions
Students were selected into the fly-off team to represent HKUST in joining the AIAA DBF competition or BMFA payload challenges and compete with universities around the world!

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