A scientific model-design and flight contest created by students-association Neues Fliegen e.V. from the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg and our industry partners in Hamburg, Germany.

We thank all our sponsors for the great support!

Important information:


The business plan must be submitted by 18th of September 2022

12 p.m. / noon (UTC+2) with max. 20 pages at contact@newflyingcompetition.com and christoph.hess@zal.aero

In case of a late submission the rules of the document "Rules of the New Flying Competition 2022" (point 7) under downloads will apply.


The submission of the business plan on 18th of September 2022 only concerns the documentation. For all presentation slides and the record of the flight the deadline is still

15th of September 2022 11:59 p.m. (UTC+2).


Reminder: The business plan and the UAS model will be presented together. This presentation may take max. 15 min.



Update: The competition will start with the check-in on Thursday at 8:30 am. Please keep this in mind when planning your arrival.

All teams submitted the Final Design Reports FDRs on time. Here you can find all participants.

NEXT DEADLINE: submission of the Final Design Report FDR

on the 31st of July 2022


Preliminary Design Report PDR has been submitted by all participating teams on time on the 28th of February 2022


22.09.-26.09.2022 in Hamburg

You want to put your theoretical knowledge into practice?
You want to meet international students?
You want to get to know the aviation industry?
Then it is time for you and your team to apply for the fourth round of the New Flying Competition in 2022. Check out the freshly published task. The next competition will engage in UAV again.
Do not hesitate and contact us if you got any questions. 
The competition challenges you both theoretically and in practice. Due to the unique tasks and proximity to the industry, you can become part of a special experience.
Check out our downloads for more.



We challenged students from all over the world to elaborate an aircraft model design which combines the advantages of a vertical take off and landing system with the efficiency of a fixed wing aircraft during cruise flight! 6 Teams presented their design in form of a model aircraft at the competition day.
The technology demonstrators had to perform a series of flight manoeuvres and proof the efficiency of their aircraft model at the day of competition. The teams’ performance was also rated by additional requirements including design, reports about the building progress and concept elaborations.
The final competition weekend was holding an exciting program for all participants funded and realized by our sponsors.


First Place: Team EcoCar
Second Place: Team HORYZN
Third Place: Team Beoavia


4. Team NPU Innovation               5. Team U-Fly Aerodesign                 6. Team HAWings


If you want to get further information about the last competitions feel free to browse "PAST COMPETITIONS" for impressions and details!




ZAL TechCenter in Finkenwerder offers workspace to NFC-participants during the competition days. We thank our supporters and our jury for this great opportunity.


List of available tools (download)


Website ZAL

What do you think? Just tell us:

Comments: 3
  • #3

    Tuna (Monday, 09 August 2021 16:13)

    Hello, we are students of Gebzew Techical University Aviation and Space Assosication club members in Turkey. We are looking for international competition in aviation industry. What are your admission requirements for the competition?
    my email: tuna.korkmazel@euroavia.eu

  • #2

    MESU KERU GAIKWAD (Wednesday, 07 October 2020 06:17)

    I have idea, power solution, for the globaly aircrafts. Which online idea competition for me ? My email is : mesupower@gmail.com

  • #1

    Alan Song (Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:31)

    I think if we limit the take off and landing distance rather than require for a VTOL aircraft can make the competition more interesting and efficient . Build a short take off and landing aircraft.