The goal is to build a lighter-than-air craft using the materials provided, present it, and race it. Teams receive points for each of the three phases. The full programs lasts about half a day depending on the number of teams. It can be shortened by skipping the Presentation phase.
BUILD – The craft must be constructed within the allotted time and must adhere to certain design parameters. Points are awarded based on use of materials and creativity.
PRESENT – Points for this phase are based on creativity.
RACE – This is all about time. The faster the team can race, the more points they will receive.
A couple of caveats to this Team Building experience:
- This is suitable for indoor areas only. The air currents of the outdoors, no matter how slight, make it too difficult to control.
- The indoor space must have a ceiling height of at least 14’