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Aerophilia 2018, a National Level Aeromodelling competition held in Sahyadri campus was inaugurated in the presence of Group Captain M J Augustine, Colonel Mahendra Babu, Vice Principal Mr. S S Balakrishna, Chairman Mr. Manjunath Bhandary and Mr. Vishal Rao. While addressing the gathering, the guests shared their thoughts about Aerophilia, gist of their professional journey and declared the opening of Aerophilia 2018 by giving a throttle.

The main event was Aerodesign which drove many aviation enthusiasts to the field. Highlight of the day was a Heli-show by International flyers Mr. Abdullah Gaseem, Mr. Eesa Saeed accompanied with Ms. Farah Al-Sauri. Apart from Aeromodelling, PC games, Rubiks cube, paper plane and Drone Race were also organized.

Second day of AEROPHILIA 2018 was livelier with energetic and enthusiastic participants. Second round of Aeromodelling was held for those who qualified from first round. Technical sessions were facilitated by Group Captain M J Augustine and Colonel Mahendra Babu. Sub events like Treasure Hunt, Paper Plane, Photography, PC Game and Water Rocket were also organized. Drone Race was a highlight of the day.

Valedictory Ceremony of AEROPHILIA 2018 was held in the august presence of Col. Mahendra Babu (Retd.), Mr. Vishal Rao from Kinetic Hobbies, Chairman Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Mr. Neville Rodrigues, Personality Development & Soft Skills Trainer. The winners of the event were announced and prizes were distributed.

Winners list:
Aero Modelling:
1st Prize: Keshav, Rajeshwari, Sanjay from ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru
2nd Prize: Suraj KA, Aman Prakash, Deeksha, Nandan G A from ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru
3rd Prize: Omkar Rao from Mount Carmel School, Mangaluru
1st Consolation Prize: Sanjay Raj, Enba Anand, Vishrutha R from PSG College, Coimbatore

Game of Drones:
1st Prize: Sanjay Raj, Enba Anand, Vishrutha R from PSG College, Coimbatore
2nd Prize: Keshav, Rajeshwari, Sanjay, Nandan G A from ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru

Water Rocket:
1st Prize: Jaganath N, Vijay Kumar, Anup Kumar, Rudresh M from ASC College, Bengaluru
2nd Prize: Pavan, Sushan, Karthik, Akshay from St. Joseph Engineering College

Paper Plane: 1st Prize: Hemanth from Ramakrishna High School, Puttur
2nd Prize: Shrey J Mistry from NMIT, Bengaluru

Rubik’s Cube: 1st Prize: Abhishek from Sharadha Vidhyalaya, Mangaluru
2nd Prize: Nishanth from Sharadha Vidhyalaya, Mangaluru

Photography: 1st Prize: Kaushal Subhramanya from Vivekananda English Medium School, Puttur
2nd Prize: Manish D K from Sahyadri College of Engineering, Mangaluru
3rd Prize: Ahmed Afraz from Bethany High School, Puttur

Chuck Glider:
1st Prize: Krishna Prajat
2nd Prize: Prinkit, Nitte Meenakshi, Bengaluru

Treasure Hunt:
Day 1 winners: Vishnu Prasad, Pratham P Bangera, Nishchith G P from Vivekanada English Medium School, Puttur
Day 2 winners: Rakeshkrishna K, Vishak Kamath, Adeesh Kamath, Advaith S Shetty from Vivekanada English Medium School, Puttur
PC Games:
Counter Strike: Harshat, Akshan, Manish, Sandeep from Canara PU College, Mangaluru

NFS: DAY 1 winner – Prinkith from Nitte Meenakshi, Bengaluru
DAY 2 winner - Pranith R P from Bethany School, Puttur

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