AEROPHILIA ’18- a Natl Level Aero-modelling Competition & Air Show at Sahyadri College

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AEROPHILIA’18- a Natl Level Aero-modelling Competition & Air Show at Sahyadri College

Mangaluru: This Aero-Modelling/Air Show will be one of its kind comprising of Fixed Wing and 3D Helicopter Airshow by a professional team of 5 from India and Dubai; Eminent guest from DRDO, Air force, ISRO and IISc.; and Attractive cash prize for Aeromodelling, Drone Race and other competitions. So mark your calendar for this weekend to join in the fun at Sahyadri College aero-modelling and Air Show.

Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Dr U M Bhushi- Principal of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management said, “Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management has taken the initiative to widen the innovative prospects in the field of aeronautics. Students of all grades and colleges across the country are invited to a two day National Level Aeromodelling competition “AEROPHILIA 2018”- an annual event on 26th & 27th of January 2018. This competition provides a platform to the students to showcase their talents and pursue their passion in a field that is very unique and provide eclectic opportunities.”

“The Aerophilia 2018 airshow is performed by Abdullah Gaseem and Eessa Saeed. It is open to the public and all students on 26th January 2018. The air show will provide a multitude of learning experiences in mathematics, history, arts/graphics and science. The Aerophilia 2018 winners will be honored with cash prizes worth of INR 2,75,000. This event will attract the Nation’s aero modelling enthusiasts to Mangaluru. Apart from Aeromodelling we also have another exiting surprise for this year too, one of the India’s finest Drone Race to be held at our campus with cash prize worth Rs 50,000.” added Dr Bhushi.

He further said, “The competition will be held for two days at Sahyadri campus and the participating teams are expected to design a radio controlled aircraft with the limitations regulated in its dimension and the power system for the main event Aeromodelling. The aircraft is validated by its maneuverability and maximum payload carrying capacity, which will be tested in three successive rounds. Special attractive air shows will be performed by National and International radio flyers of National repute. IITs and NITs – the elite institutions of our nation are expected to participate in this competition.”

It is learnt that the expected spectators and participants will be about 1000-1500 students from various institute of our nation, and there will be eminent delegates who will share their expertise in their domain interest thereby enlightening our efforts. This event is organized by Team Challengers of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management; a group of students passionate about Aeronautics and Robotics. Experienced students who have participated in SAE International Aero Design Competition 2016 and 2017 held at Fort Worth, Texas, and Lakeland, Florida, USA, Boeing Aero Modeling Competition and various other aero-modeling competitions are the organizing committee and the future prospects remains the same with more innovative ideas.

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