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2022 Kickoff Day

We need your support.

The Aviators (Team 1793) was established in 2006 at Norview High School to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). We proudly stand at the forefront of the City of Norfolk being its only FRC team, promoting and nurturing the next generation of leaders toward STEM careers through our outreach and community-building efforts.

In order to achieve our goals and normal operations, we rely on community support to make it happen. The FIRST Robotics Competition requires intense support during the season, whether it may be donations, mentorships, or services that can assist at a moment's notice. One of our main goals is to make our team, regardless of income, accessible to all. Whether you're a representative of a company or organization, a community leader, or merely an individual interested in what we do, we hope that you can help us continue to be a competitive force in FRC and the community.

See The Aviators on the Hampton Roads Show here.

Ways to get involved:

Donations and Sponsorships

We accept both monetary and in-kind donations in order to expand our efforts in FRC and in the community. For monetary donations, please see our sponsorship packet below or donate through Cash App. For in-kind donations, we seek materials, tools, machinery, and technology that can increase our productivity and capabilities. If you have anything that you don't use or looking to throw away that you think might be useful to us, please consider donating to us. Please contact for these donations.


During build season, we rely on certain services that we cannot do in-house. This can range from brand printing (t-shirts, labels, stickers, posters), advanced machining and fabrication, food, media, transportation, and more. If you and/or your organization/company are able to provide services at a free or reduced price, please contact us at


The FIRST Robotics Competition gives a chance for high schoolers to have experience in many fields of discipline. However, we are still very inexperienced by professional standards. In order to maintain a high-performing standard within FRC and our community, we require help from mentors to lead us towards being a more capable team. We need help for many areas, such as mechanical, electrical, programming, CAD media, outreach, fundraising, and more. If you and/or your organization/company are willing to be mentors, please contact us at

Our Current Robot


Built for Rapid React, our 2021 robot, Karl "J" Meister, features a ramp design that is able to shoot cargo in both high and low hubs. A dedicated pneumatic system is able to climb to the middle rung. This robot earned our team district finalist.

See our previous robots here:

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Commonly Asked Questions

Where are you located and when you do usually meet?

We are located in Norview High School at 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513. During our season, we usually meet Mondays-Thursdays from 2:15 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please contact for any visits.

When does the robotics season start and end?

FRC "Kickoff" usually starts on the first Saturday of the year, starting the season. The robotics build season spans from early January to late April, with district competitions in March. Depending on our ranking, regional and world championships are in April.

Where do donations go towards?

During the season, we have a variety of expenses. Donations may be spent on things that are associated with robot building, workshop infrastructure, registration, and travel.

How can I keep up with news and updates?

We have created a newsletter to release news and updates to members, parents, sponsors, and community leaders. Please visit the link that will redirect you to subscribe to the newsletter here.

How can I learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition?

Please visit the FIRST website to learn more about FRC.

Can your robot be presented to us?

It depends! We often present our robot in order to spread STEM awareness to others and to get our name known. Unfortunately, we are only able to show our robot at public, educational, and sponsor events (as disclosed in our sponsorship packet). We get extremely busy throughout the year, however, we try our best to attend all events we are invited to. If your events fall under the categories mentioned before, please email us at If you simply want to see us in action, please follow our newsletter to catch us at public events and competitions.

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