General Information:  The Drone Competition brings the aerospace industry together to mentor students on how drones are used in the commercial and military industry.  Drones are used for any things such as Mapping/Surveying, Inspection/Monitoring, Agriculture, Construction/Real Estate, and Transport to name a few.

Program:  Teams will produce a research paper on the different types of drones, how they are used in the commercial and military world, and
information on parts that are used to build them.  The team will also provide a presentation on their findings in front of ten of our aerospace industry partners. Additionally, we will set up a caged, obstacle course for a drone race among the teams.  There will be recruitment of 10 teams with 5 students on a team. Hosted workshops will be accessible from November 2020 to February 2020 to prepare the students for the competition.  To register a team, call 301-925-9350 or email
The top three teams will win a monetary gift card for each team member.

-    Free for Patriots Members

-    Non-Member $200 per team

-   You must be an active member of the Patriots/NSBE Jr. Chapter

Workshop: Saturday 8:00am - 10:00am

Dates 2019 October 12;  November 9, December 14

Dates 2020 January 11; February 15; 

Schools:  Attendees will be among the Washington, DC,
Maryland school system, and home schooled middle and high school students.

Business and government support:

Invitations will be submitted to our industry partners and last year supporters:

  • Aero Club
  • Aerospace Rocketdyne
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Customer Engineering Services (CES)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Joint Base Andrews
  • National Place Coalition of FAA Employees
  • Northrop Grumman
  • US Coast Guard

Information and registration:Call Patriots at 301/925-9350


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Drone Competition

March 4, 2020

Joint Base Andrews
Camp Spring, Maryland
9:00am - 1:00pm