2017 Region III SAFECON, held 16-21 October 2017 at KBTL – W. K. Kellogg Airport, in Battle Creek, MI, hosted by Western Michigan University. Chief Judge Jason McDowell.
2017 Region VI SAFECON, held 16-20 October 2017 at KCBF – Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, in Council Bluffs, IA, hosted by The University of Nebraska at Omaha. Chief Judge Eric Barton.
2017 Region V SAFECON, held 11-14 October 2017 at KDBQ – Dubuque Regional Airport, in Dubuque, IA, hosted by The University of Dubuque. Chief Judge Erich Hess.
2017 Region I SAFECON, held 9-13 October 2017 at KAFF – The United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, CO, hosted by The United States Air Force Academy. Chief Judge Eric Barton.
2017 Region VII SAFECON, held 6-9 October 2017 at KEWB – New Bedford Regional Airport, in New Bedford, MA, hosted by Bridgewater State University. Chief Judge Larry Cutler.
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 nifa.aero/judges/availability and let us know what your availability is. Please note, you will have to fill out the form once for each competition. Thank you!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Ground tests from SAFECON 2017 have been posted to the Test Archive.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us as nifa.aero.