Welcome to the website of the AIFIT (Aerodynamics of Insect Flight In Turbulent Flow) project.

The AIFIT project is a collaborative, french-german research project, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG grant SE824/26-1) and the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR Grant 15-CE40-0019). Four partners at the Universities of Rostock, Paris, Berlin and Marseille are combining their own unique perspectives on the problem of flapping flight in turbulence.

The project aims at improving our understanding of how insects manage to fly in their turbulent environment, specifically if flapping flight has advantages over conventional fixed-wing flight, as employed by human-designed aircraft.