GAMA provides registered schools complementary “Fly to Learn” curriculum developed in relation to STEM standards, along with X-Plane flight simulation software. Teachers educate students on the science of flight and airplane design in about six weeks in the classroom, or in four weeks through an accelerated program. Teams then use their new knowledge to modify an airplane design, and complete a mission in a virtual fly-off using X-Plane. GAMA judges score the teams based on what they have learned, along with performance parameters. The winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to experience general aviation manufacturing in person during the summer of 2019.