COLUMBUS, OHIO – A Kansas State University Salina Flight Team, comprised mostly of first-time competitors, brought home six Top 20 finishes at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s National Safety & Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) and competition, May 6-11, 2013, at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
The team won an invitation to the national competition by placing second in the association’s Region VI competition in October 2012. Teams from 29 collegiate aviation programs across the country participated.
The competition consists of 13 events, with members of the K-State Salina team placing in the Top 20 in five events: Ground Trainer, IFR Simulated Flight, Message Drop, Preflight, and Power-off Landing.
K-State is located on the Salina campus adjacent to Salina Regional Airport. The aviation program has a modern fleet of more than 40 aircraft and more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other college or university in the country. K-State Salina offers affordable bachelor’s degrees in aircraft maintenance, airport management, avionics, professional pilot, unmanned aircraft systems, technology management, and engineering technology (www.salina.k-state.edu/aviation).