KSU Precision Flight Team takes third in NIFA’s Regional SAFECON

KSU Precision Flight Team takes third in NIFA’s Regional SAFECON

STORY UPDATE: The Kent State Precision Flight Team won third place overall at the National
Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) regional Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON)
October 14-19 at The Ohio State University.

Nineteen members of Kent State University’s (KSU) Precision Flight Team are competing in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) regional Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) October 14-19 at The Ohio State University.

Seventy-nine teams from 10 regions compete in nine flying and ground events, with winners qualifying for the National SAFECON Competition.

“My passion is to see young aviators grow to compete and succeed in the best region in the nation,” says George Armann, KSU Flight Team coach and advisor. “This (competition) is the Top Gun of general aviation.”

The creation of NIFA is attributed to the development and advancement in aviation education and to promote and foster safety in aviation. In 2017, Kent State placed second overall in the Safety category.

“This is the best team I’ve seen in the three years I’ve been with the team,” says Team Captain Ryan Flanagan. “I feel really good about this competition and how far we’ve come.”

Team Awards:

Overall Team Champions – Third Place
Safety Award – First Place
Ground Events – Third Place
Flying Events Team Champions – Third Place

Individual Awards:

Tyler Crandall – Aircraft Recognition – First Place
Please visit NIFA.aero for the full list of winners.

POSTED: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:29pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:37pm