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Calling all Judges!

Regionals is right around the corner and we need your help judging!  If you are interested in volunteering at a regional competition this fall, please visit and let us know what your availability is.  Please note, you will have to fill out the form once for each competition.  Thank you!

SAFECON 2017 Feedback

In our constant efforts to make things better, we’re soliciting your feedback about SAFECON 2017 in a short survey.  Have an idea about how to improve an event?  Have constructive criticism about something that could have gone better?  Let us know.

SAFECON 2019 Bidding Open

Bids to host SAFECON 2019 are now being accepted.

A bid can be submitted to the NIFA Executive Director electronically in the form of an email to or by written means in the form of a letter.

Bidding to host SAFECON 2019 will close at the end of the business day on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

For more information, see the National SAFECON Host Planning Checklist and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NIFA Executive Director.

PRESS RELEASE: NIFA Announces SAFECON 2017 Results

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association Announces SAFECON 2017 Results

14 May 2017

Columbus, OH – The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) held the annual national Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) in Columbus, OH at the Ohio State University Airport, May 9 to 14, 2017. Twenty-seven member schools were in attendance. Three hundred eighty-eight students competed under the direction of eighty-six coaches and advisors, ninety judges, and forty volunteers and airport staff. Six flight events, five ground events, and twelve individual and team events were contested.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott won the National Championship Trophy with 500 total points. Liberty University, Lynchburg received the historic Grover C. Loening Trophy. The American Airlines Safety Award was awarded to Liberty University, Lynchburg. Nick Moore of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott won the Top Pilot trophy with 93 total individual points.

Full results of the SAFECON can be found at
Photos can be found at

About the NIFA: 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 collegiate aviation competition.  For media inquires, contact Adam Stiffler at or visit us as