K-State Salina Flight Team Lands First-Place At Regionals

SALINA, KAN. – Kansas State University Salina’s 2013-2014 Flight Team has become the first in university history to win the SAFECON VI regional. The 2013 event was held October 28-November 1 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Student teams participated in flight and ground events that tested their abilities in all aspects of flight. Overall, K-State Salina’s Flight Team members earned 26 top-20 finishes, 13 top-five finishes and two first-place finishes. A team member earned the Top Pilot Award and the team placed first overall in ground events and second in flight events.

The team captain is Bert Hutchinson, a senior in professional pilot, Wichita. Trevor Henson, a junior in airport management, Dunlap, Ill., is the team coach. Tom Karcz, assistant professor of aviation, is the team’s faculty advisor.

The K-State Salina Flight Team now will compete at the national SAFECON competition, May 12-16, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

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