The OSU AIAA student chapter sent a team of students to compete in the annual Design/Build/Fly competition, which was held April 15-17, 2016, in Wichita, Kansas at Cessna East Field. The competition guidelines stipulated that teams were responsible for building two aircrafts; a Production aircraft capable of carrying a 32oz bottle of Gatorade as its payload and a Manufacturing Support aircraft, designed to transport the production aircraft.  The OSU DBF team faced challenging design guidelines and strong winds and rain during the competition flight days. Out of a total of 145 entries, OSU ranked 6th overall
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the competition.