The premises of the Akaflieg will be closed until further notice due to the corona pandemic.

“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

Progress on the Winter Maintenance – fs25

The fs25 is our oldest still flying prototype and of course, we wouldn’t forget about or old girl. This year, the fs25 is going to get a new coat of[…]

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Progress on the Winter Maintenance – Twin III

This time around, we decided to mount detachable canards onto our Twin III. This would allow heavier pilots to spin the sailplane better, which in turn lets more pilots do[…]

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Impacts of the Corona-Pandemic on our activities

Dear friends and supporters, the Akaflieg Stuttgart is affected by the measures to combat the Corona-Pandemic too. Therefore the University of Stuttgart decided to close the premises of the Akaflieg[…]

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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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