36th Annual 49er Drill Competition

What is the 49er Classic?

Each year, Air Force ROTC Detachment 592 at UNC Charlotte hosts a Drill Competition for Junior ROTC units across North Carolina and surrounding states. This event challenges JROTC cadets’ military prowess, tenacity and professionalism.

If you would like to participate, please read through the information as we release updates. This page will contain the most current information available.

Where Is it?

The 36th Annual 49er Classic Drill Competition location will be at the Charlotte University main campus on Lot 5.

Address: 9303 Martin Village Rd, Charlote, NC 28262

When Is it?

Fall 2024 (Official Date TBD)

Who To Contact?

The Fall 2024 Point of Contact will be posted Summer 2024. For any immediate questions, please contact AFROTC Det 592 via the “Contact Us” Tab.

How to sign up?

Sign ups will be posted Summer 2024.

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from 2023 are linked here.

How much does it cost?

You can find the 2023 payment form linked here. You can also find the price breakdown located below.

All Events$270
All Exhibition Events$100
All Regulation Events$190
Regulation EventsTotal
Color Guard Regulation$30
Individual Regulation Unarmed$30
Individual Regulation Armed$30
Element Regulation Unarmed$30
Element Regulation Armed$30
1st Year Unarmed Element SequenceFREE
Flight Regulation Unarmed$30
Flight Regulation Armed$30
Exhibition EventsTotal
Individual Exhibition Armed$30
Element Exhibition Unarmed$30
Element Exhibition Armed$30
Flight Exhibition Unarmed$30
Flight Exhibition Armed$30
Knockout Event Provided Free