2024 ADC Northeast Regional Championship: Dragonfly

Congratulations to our award winners!

Join us for the Aerial Drone Competition Northeast Regional Championship, held Friday-Saturday, May 17-18, 2024 at the Fairmont State University Falcon Center!

This event will recognize qualifying ADC teams from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Please check this page frequently for updated information.


This schedule is tentative and any changes will be communicated to registered teams via email.

Friday, May 17:
8:00 AM: Doors open, inspection begins

9:00 AM: Pilots' Meeting

9:30 AM: Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00 - 6:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open
6:30 PM: Pits close

6:30 PM: Dragonfly drone demo from Johns Hopkins APL team @ Football field

6:30  - 8:30 PM: Barbecue dinner, bluegrass music, bonfire, smores – adjacent to football field (RSVP using this form!)

Saturday, May 18:
8:00 AM: Doors open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00 - 4:00 PM: Qualification matches; Skills fields open

4:00 PM: Alliance Selection

4:30 - 6:00 PM: Elimination matches

6:00 PM: Closing Ceremony and Awards

Venue & Parking

The event will be held in the Fairmont State University Falcon Center. Please see this document for an annotated campus map.


Teamwork and skills matches will be played in Falcon Center Gym 1. Team pit areas and practice fields will be located in Falcon Center Gym 2 and the adjacent Colebank Hall Gym.


Free parking is available in the campus parking garage. From the garage, take the elevator to the top floor and walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Falcon Center. The street address of the parking garage is: 1112 Bryant St, Fairmont WV 26554.


For an accessible entrance or large vehicle unloading, continue up Bryant St. to the point marked “Falcon Center Accessible Entrance and Load-In” on the attached map. From there, enter the Falcon Center on the second floor and take the elevator or stairs down to the gyms. Several accessible parking spaces are located near this entrance – unless you require one of them, please move your vehicle to the parking garage after unloading. The lot above/behind the Falcon Center is for university Faculty and Staff only and you will be ticketed by university police if you park there.


School buses and other large vehicles can park in the gravel lot located across Locust Avenue/US 19 from campus.

Judging Information

In-Person Logbook Submissions

Competition Logbooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their logbook to submit to the judges.

In-Person Team Interviews

Team interviews will be conducted in-person during the event.


We are in need of volunteers for the event! We have roles available for all ages and levels of experience, and all volunteers will be provided with meals and a free T-shirt. Use this link to sign up:

Event Participant T-Shirt

We’ve partnered with Underground Printing to offer event T-shirts for sale. Shirts are $21 each and can be purchased on their website here:

Shirts must be ordered on or before April 29 and will be available for pickup at the event on May 17. We will have a very limited number of shirts available for sale at the event, so be sure to order by April 29 if you would like one!

Hotel Discounts & On-Campus Lodging

We have group rates available at the following area hotels:

On-Campus Lodging

Teams have the option to stay in the Bryant Place residence hall at Fairmont State University, just a few short steps from the tournament venue. Each "suite" in Bryant Place inlcludes sleeping accomodations for 4 people in private bedrooms along with a common area, bathroom, and shower. Each suite is $191.44 for the first night and $131.44 for each additional night. This rate includes bed linens. For more information or to reserve rooms, contact Jennie Sigman, Fairmont State Catering & Conference Manager, at jennie.sigman@fairmontstate.edu.

Pit Area Info

Each team will be provided with a 10’x10’ pit area, consisting of a table and 3 chairs under a folding canopy. Canopies are 10’x10’ at the floor and 8’x8’ at the top. Each pit area will also be provided with power. Please feel free to bring flags, banners, decorations, etc. for your pit area!

Each team’s pit area will also include a sign with their team number, name, and location, which you are welcome to take home with you at the end of the event. Information for these signs will be pulled from your team’s profile in RobotEvents and will be produced weeks in advance – be advised that if you change your team name right before the event, that change may not be reflected in your team's pit sign.

Team pits will be split across two different gymnasiums. Teams from the same organization (same team number) will receive pit areas near or directly adjacent to each other in the same gym. Each gym will have pit displays to keep up with the tournament.


The cafeteria in the Falcon Center will be open for lunch on Friday and Saturday. Lunch in the cafeteria is buffet-style for $8 per person. Lunch tickets will be available for purchase in the mornings to speed up the line.

Additionally, the Starbucks and Chick-fil-A locations in the Falcon Center will be open throughout the day.

Friday Evening Activities

We’ve planned a number of exciting activities after matches end on Friday evening:

The drone demo is free and open to all. Tickets for dinner on Friday are $10 per person and will be available for purchase in the same place as lunch tickets. If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP using this form so we can get an accurate headcount.


All events will be broadcast live on our Twitch channel at https://www.twitch.tv/wvrobot.

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