The Quadcopter Challenge is one of our main programmes to inspire the next generation into STEM careers. Open to schools and Air Cadets around the UK, we offer the STEM challenge to 13 to 14-year-old students.
Every year, students from across our four nations are tasked with building a full-scale quadcopter - a four-bladed, remotely piloted drone – and guided through the process with help from our STEM Ambassadors.
Partnered with RAF Cadets, 2022 saw the Quadcopter challenge students consider their design’s impact on the planet, with a focus on using sustainable materials and engineering solutions.
It was a record-breaking year for the challenge, with 92 teams and more than 500 students taking part. The champions were announced in December at RAF Cranwell.