Team Invictus from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan, participated in the International Design Build Fly Competition (iDBFC) 2018, an aeronautics-based event, held in Kansas, USA, and secured 3rd position in the Asia Pacific region, representing the best universities from across the globe.
For the past several years, GIK Institute has been participating in the iDBFC with remarkable success, surpassing teams from Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkeley. The team is made up of undergraduate students from different faculties, all representing some of the best talents the Institute has produced. Each year, the competition level has gotten harder but the team has risen along to overcome all obstacles, with the full support of the Institute at its back, urging to uphold its legacy of instilling all the necessary technical and non-technical skills within its student body.
Several times, Team Invictus has been the only aeronautics team from Pakistan qualifying for the flight missions held in the US. The entire team’s technical as well as non-technical skill ensures that they are able to present the best possible RC plane at the competition, collectively representing hundreds of hours of work. At the competition site, the team’s work was appreciated by several leading technical experts, with the aircraft clearing all technical inspections. Furthermore, the aircraft gave a solid performance for all flight missions, prompting a positive response from the competition officials, fulfilling GIK Institute’s historic mission of producing competent graduates fit to represent Pakistan at the global stage in this modern era of innovation and competition.
With the rising difficulty level of the competition, Team Invictus has always ensured to remain on top with continued efforts towards designing the best possible UAV each year, in line with the firm ideals of leadership and ingenuity embedded in the students of GIK Institute, while raising the flag of Pakistan high.