SAE Aero Design Validation - West

April 9-11, 2021 │Van Nuys, California

2021 SAE Aero Design West has been Rescheduled


This year's SAE Aero Design West planned for 2021 in Van Nuys, California has been merged into the SAE Aero Design East event. The event has been rescheduled for June 4-6th and will be held in Lakeland, Florida.

Stay tuned to the news feed at for updates on this year's competition!

Rules & Important Documents

The SAE Aero Design Rules and all other important competition operation documents can now be found by visiting the Series Resources tab at


Power Limiter Information - Not needed for the virtual event

All Regular Class aircraft must use a 1000 watt power limiter from our supplier, This supplier has agreed to ship worldwide to any team.To purchase a SAE limiter please visit

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When using the SAE International Logo and the Collegiate Design Series word marks (i.e.: Formula SAE) please adhere to the Guidelines that are in each folder. If your team has any questions please contact Thank you.

SAE Aero Design Word Mark & Guidelines

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