Great American Aero Derby(R) (GAAD) History:
The first ever attempt at a GAAD competition was started by AeroRacers founder and owner L. Bausch in 1999 as a trial online flight competition for schools. At that time the internet was in its infancy and not that many schools were able to participate. In 2003 the GAAD format successfully changed to a summer build and fly camp at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.