Aerospace giant Boeing organises National level Aeromodelling Competition annually to promote young talent with the vision to provide a unified national platform for students interested in aerospace and related engineering disciplines – to demonstrate their aeromodelling expertise. The Competition has two stages ie Zonals and Finale. Zonals are organised at IIT Bombay (West) IIT Kanpur (North) IIT Madras (South) and IIT Kharagpur (East). Coming to the Finale only the top 3 teams from each zonal are selected for the finals which is organised at IIT Delhi. This year the fifth annual Boeing National Aeromodelling competition Finale which was organised during the Open house of IIT Delhi (21st April 2018) had witnessed a huge audience of 400-500 students.
Pratyush Kumar (President – Boeing India, Vice president- Boeing International) had quoted it is really fantastic to see the budding talent and that the sheer talent and numbers are a testimonial to the immense potential of India’s engineering sector. He had personally congratulated the winners and awarded them the prize money which is a staggering 100000 for the winners, 50000 for the First runner’s up and 30000 for the second runner’s up.
The event also experienced a huge media cover up among national and international channels.
Prof.Naresh Varma Datla of Mechanical Dept. along with Tanmay Bunker CEO of Boltab Dynamics had been the judges for the event. Deputy Director Prof. M, Balakrishnan of CSE dept., Prof. PVM Rao, Prof. Amit Gupta and Prof. Supreet Sing Bahga of Mechanical dept. along with guests professors from IIT Kanpur and Kharagpur have appeared for the award ceremony on the same evening on the day of the Competition.
Aerotrix along with IIT Delhi’s Aeromodelling Club had jointly organised the event. This annual event is one of the clubs most cherished event as students with interest and expertise in aeromodelling from all over the country meet.
Article By- Shiv Teja