Question: Will a kitchen apron work?
Question: How many alternates and observers may we bring to the tournament?
Answer: We limit the number of students that are alternates/observers to fifteen
Campus Bus System
Question: Will participants be able to use the campus bus system?
Answer: Yes! The IU buses are free to use. For more information including bus routes go to http://www.iubus.indiana.edu/campus_bus/
Question: What is the policy on communication devices?
Answer: All electronic devices including Apple Watches, iPads, iPods, laptop computers, cell phones, pagers, walkie talkies, and various text messaging devices must be turned off and placed in your backpack while in competition. Anyone caught using a device while competing will be disqualified from that event. Any team caught more than once will be disqualified from the tournament.
Food on Campus
Question: Will food vendors be open in the Indiana Memorial Union?
Answer: Yes, there will be food options in the Indiana Memorial Union Building.
Question: What are the room dimensions for Elastic Gliders and Wright Stuff?
Answer: The Mellencamp Pavillion is 90,000 square feet. It is an indoor practice facility for football. Ceiling height is 72 feet. Above 72 feet are rafters. The air ventilation system will be shut off on tournament day.
Question: Will test flights be allowed on Friday evening?
Answer: Yes, Mellencamp Pavilion will open from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening for test flights for Elastic Launched Gliders and Wright Stuff (please note that Aerial Scramble does not have a test flight at that time. For more information on Aerial Scramble, please refer to the event rules on this page).
Question: Will test flights be allowed on tournament day?
Answer: Yes, Mellencamp Pavilion will be open from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. for test flights for Elastic Launched Gliders and Wright Stuff (please note that Aerial Scramble does not have a test flight at that time. For more information on Aerial Scramble, please refer to the event rules on this page). There will also be a designated area for test flights throughout competition day.
Question: What happens when a plane or glider gets stuck up in a light fixture, rafter, or in a net?
Answer: Students will be given the opportunity to retrieve their plane by using a helium filled Mylar balloon, if the plan cannot be retrieved, the device will be left where it landed. We will not rent an elevated work platform (often referred to as a cherry picker) to retrieve the aircraft.
Question: Will our team be assigned a home room for the day?
Answer: Yes, all home rooms will be centrally located in many different buildings this year. Home room assignments will be posted in early March.
Question: Can teachers, parents or alternates impound devices for our official competitors?
Answer: Yes, however during impound the supervisor may have questions so it is best if one of the students competing with the device is available during impound.
National Tournament – Advancing Teams
Question: How many teams will advance to the National tournament in May?
Answer: We will not know the answer to this question until late March or early April. Sometimes, we find out just in time for our State Tournament. As soon as we know we will post the answer.
Results at Building Events
Question: Do event supervisors post results in real time throughout the day at the competition location?
Answer: All scores are kept private throughout the day. Absolutely no posting of times/scores/etc. will take place at the State Tournament.
Question: When will we receive the final scores?
Answer: Each team’s head coach will be provided one copy of the final scores following the awards ceremony. Any scoring inconsistencies must be brought to the attention of the arbitrators within one hour of the completion of the ceremony. In the rare case of a “photo finish” or problem, a phone number and/or an email address will also be posted on the tournament website for coaches to contact.
Question: Who can compete in trial events?
Answer: Any student from your school may compete in a pilot or trial event. That means official competitors, observers, and alternates may compete. The maximum number of competitors per school can be found in the official rules for each trial event.
Question: Can we participate in a trial event even though we did not indicate we were participating on the pre-registration form?
Answer: Yes, we are prepared for every team to participate in every trial competition.
Question: Will the rules posted on the National website or the State website be used for trial events?
Answer: In most cases the rules are the same. However, just to be on the safe side use the rules posted on this blog site.