The M-1 was the first competition aircraft produced by the University of Michigan for the SAE Aero Design Competition. The M-1 competed at the 2009 SAE Aero Design East Competition in Marietta, Georgia and took to the air successfully on its first flight, where it lifted 7lbs. On the second flight the M-1 took off too late due to a poor front landing gear. Later that day the M-1 lifted 13 pounds successfully. The next day M-Fly attempted to lift 17 pounds with the M-1 with flaps extended, but for some unknown reason the plane flipped over on takeoff. The M-1 was a great first competition airplane and good learning experience for the team.