Jody Victor: Buckeyes Host to Host NIFA’s SAFECON Flying Competition

The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies hosts the National Intercollegiate Flying Associations’ Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference 2017, a flight competition that brings the nation’s top collegiate pilots to the university’s airport to participate in flight and ground events that encourage aviation safety as well as superior knowledge, skill and professionalism.

This is the 11th time Ohio State has hosted the SAFECON Flying Competition. Throughout the week, 26 teams comprising almost 400 students will compete in 12 different events, including aircraft recognition, navigation, precision landing and message drop.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 9, through Sunday, May 14, throughout the day.

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association was formed for the purposes of developing and advancing aviation education; to promote, encourage and foster safety in aviation; to promote and foster communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, educational institutions and the aviation industry; and to provide an arena for aviation competition. NIFA exists as a forum for collegiate aviators to expand their studies and further their careers by participating in competitive and non-competitive events, networking with industry and contemporaries, and applying themselves to go above and beyond their ordinary curriculum.