Free Flight Competition 2019

CASI is committed to serving Junior members by offering events and activities that are enjoyable, educational and worthwhile. The CASI Free Flight Competition began in 1994 and is offered to university undergraduate and community college students.

The competition consists of designing, building and launching, by means of a tow line, an unpowered aircraft with a two meter wingspan and an empty weight of 1200 grams. Teams are also required to submit a detailed report describing the aircraft in terms of its aerodynamics, overall design, engineering challenges and materials used.

Free Flight 2018 will not be taking place, but Keep an eye out for more information regarding what’s to come in 2019.


More information for 2019 to come.

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Event Sponsorship

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Rules and Regulations

Please consult the CASI Free Flight rules document for other important information and deadlines.

Rules & regulations CASI Free Flight Rules

Registration form word file Free Flight Registration Form

Proposed schedule of activities Proposed schedule of Activities



poster for printing

PDF Poster available in French too!


@CASInstitute  FREE FLIGHT competition calling engineering students to participate in this fun event in May –  Gananoque ON #FreeFlight

Past Competitions



Pictures from the last competition in 2014

1st Place Winners Carleton_0594

1st place Carleton University
2nd place  University of Manitoba
3rd place  Team #1 Ryerson University
Honourable Mention  Team #2 Ryerson University

Ryerson-skydivers Devin & Gabriel_0590

Ryerson team members, Devin Marcelos and Gabriel Campos went skydiving after the 2014 competition

Canadian academic institutions that have participated in past competitions

University of Alberta
Carleton University
Concordia University
Lakehead University
Université Laval
University of Manitoba*
McGill University
Queen’s University
Royal Military College
Ryerson University
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology*
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo

* 4 time winners