NASA Green Flight Challenge Gets Google Sponsorship

August 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

Yet another competition that would exhibit the ultimate in creativity is coming your way.  The contest will showcase ideas in the aircraft designing domain by the CAFE foundation (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency).  Google will be sponsoring the NASA Centennial Challenge flight competition known as the Green Flight Challenge (GFC).

Google sponsors NASA Green Flight Challenge Gets Google Sponsorship

The competition will start on September 25 and will run through October 2, 2011 at the Charles M Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in California. The prize awaiting the winners is also quite large. The NASA-funded prize is a whopping $1.65 million – the largest ever for non-spaceflight aviation challenge.

The requirements for the contending aircraft designs include exhibiting the craft’s capability to return an output of a minimum of 100 miles per hour and also must return the equivalent of 200 miles per gallon of gasoline all through a lengthy 200-mile flight.

A biofuel category award and a Lindbergh Prize for Quietest Aircraft are also offered.

cafe contest NASA Green Flight Challenge Gets Google Sponsorship

The public will get to view all the competing aircraft which will be on display at the Google Green Flight Challenge Exposition at NASA’s Moffett Field – Ames Research Center in California on October 3, 2011. If you are interested in visiting the expo, you can book your tickets here.