On the 19 April the team arrived well prepared at the Cessna Airfield. The goal was to pass the mandatory Tech Inspection. While waiting on their turn, the joanneum Aeronautics Team used the time to meet with teams from other universities and to talk about the various interesting aircraft. After two hours of waiting, it was finally their turn. The team presented their aircraft, named Humble B, at the Tech inspection. A close look was taken by the judges. They inspected if the aircraft is in accordance with the rules, took some measures for scoring, requested a fail-safe check and a full-power test. Humble B passed the inspection and was allowed to participate in the flight missions.
The next day in the morning, the competition continued, and the team started as number fifteen. Flight mission 1 had to be flown on the designated course without any payload. Humble B completed the mission successfully without any damages, despite of strong winds. Following the first flight mission a mandatory ground mission had to be passed before being allowed to fly mission 2 and mission 3. In the ground mission, the interchangeability of parts, for example change of the motor or the landing gear in a certain time limit, had to be demonstrated. The team was well prepared, passed, and got outstanding feedback from the judges for the aircraft design.
In the afternoon, the winds got even stronger and many teams had to cancel their flights. As a result, the start sequence made fast progress and the joanneum Aeronautics Team got the opportunity to fly flight mission 2. The task was to transport passengers in form of bouncy balls on a designated course for three laps. The wind conditions were crosswind averaging 30 km/h with gusts up to 47 km/h. Humble B was never flown under such conditions and the team was quite tensed, however, it succeeded! Only two teams managed to finish mission 2 on this day. One of them were the joanneum Aeronautics!