“Students researching, building, and flying.”

– The guiding principle of the Akaflieg Stuttgart

The Akaflieg Stuttgart is a student organization at the University of Stuttgart. Our members share a passion for aviation and the goal to develop innovative and unique aircraft prototypes. For this reason, we invest the majority of our free time in our projects, in addition to our studies. Our concept for success is based on the fact that each of our members is trained in all areas of aircraft development. Students learn how to design and calculate components which we later manufacture ourselves and integrate into the aircraft. Thus, what we have learned in lecture can be directly applied.

The upwind beneath our wings

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We are always looking for supporters. Without the many material and financial donations the implementation of our projects would not be possible.


Here the students are in control

Our Team

The Akaflieg consists of a team of dedicated students united by a common passion for aviation.



Join in!

We are always looking for motivated students with enthusiasm for aircraft construction, research and flying.


Latest News

Operation of the fs36’s Flaps

Our newest project, the fs36, will be a fly-by-wire sailplane with Fowler flaps, an idea first attempted by the Akaflieg Stuttgart with the fs34 Albatross. Generally, sailplanes with a variable[…]

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Numerical Analysis of Wing-Fuselage Joints for the fs36

Just last summer, Caroline, as part of her Bachelor thesis, ran some tests on a reference configuration of a wing-fuselage joint for the fs36. Said configuration didn’t use any specially[…]

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fs36 FlyByWire

A new dimension of Performance and Safety! With this in mind, a new glider prototype is being built at Akaflieg Stuttgart. The most important feature can already be recognized in[…]

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90 years of Akaflieg Stuttgart


The complete history of the Akaflieg as well as detailed descriptions of the development, construction and flight of all prototypes are contained in more than 430 pages in the 90 year anniversary book of the Akaflieg Stuttgart.

The book can be purchased for €39,50. Shipping within Germany costs €6.50. The book can be purchased in our workshop or here via the order form.

It is only available in German.


How to find us

Our workshop is located on the Vaihingen campus of the University of Stuttgart



Pfaffenwaldring 35
70569 Stuttgart


+49 711 685 62443

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