We build robots. We build the community.

The Aviators is the City of Norfolk's award-winning competitive robotics team that serves Norview High School and the community. Established in 2006, The Aviators participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge. These competitions strive to challenge students with limited time and resources to design, build, and program robots to play a difficult field game with like-minded competitors across the globe. These competitions also focus on inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for STEM, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become scientists, engineers, and technologists.

Our Mission

Build connections within our team, school, and community.

We are committed to increasing the number of partners compared to what we have now. While we have connections solely for mentoring, financial, or outreach reasons, we strive to have a mutually beneficial relationship between us and our partners. As well as building connections, we seek to improve our existing infrastructure in order to increase our capabilities as a team. 

Fly to new heights through critical thinking.

With our new members and our existing team, we aim to continue to challenge ourselves and others to grow as better problem solvers to think critically about our team, school, and community. Additionally, we will go above and beyond by seeking to enhance our skills and increase our competitiveness against other teams.

Dream to inspire others to pursue STEM fields.

Following our goals of building new connections and critically challenging ourselves, we will increase our efforts to follow the objectives of FIRST: to inspire the next generations towards a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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Our Current Robot


Built for Crescendo, our 2024 robot, Karl "J" Meister Jr., uses almost all recycled materials from previous robots. This robot features a dual-purpose intake and shooter for notes that can deposit into both speaker and stage, and a winch to climb. This robot earned our team the Sustainability Award and the Creativity Award.

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