GIKI Students Make Pakistan Proud at International Design, Build & Fly Competition

Team Invictus of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology has won 34th place in the Design, Build, and Fly (DBF) competition 2020, hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

According to details, GIKI’s Team Invictus earned 81 points and was placed at 34th spot in the fourth and final round of the DBF competition.


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Team Invictus had secured 2nd place during the first phase of the DBF competition by beating renowned engineering universities including MIT, Stanford, and UC Berkley.

A statement from Team Invictus states that the team aims to be the face of the radio-controlled aircraft industry in Pakistan and to promote aeronautics and aviation as a hobby in the country.

Overall, 113 teams from top-ranked universities across the world took part in the 24th iteration of the DBF competition.


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The University of Southern California clinched the top position followed by the second-placed Georgia Institute of Technology and the third-placed University of Nevada.

Note that the 25th iteration of the DBF competition will be held virtually in April this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


View the detailed results of DBF 2020 at AIAA’s website.



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