SAFECON 2019 Host Bids were submitted by The Ohio State University, Indiana State University, and the University of Wisconsin. Representatives from all three bidders will be afforded the opportunity to make their respective pitch presentations at the Annual NIFA Business Meeting at SAFECON 2018 at approximately 10:00 am on Sat., May 05, 2018 in the Indiana State University Hangar at KHUF, to be voted upon by the membership at that time.
All 2017-18 NIFA Regional Competitions have completed and invitations to the National SAFECON 2018 are forthcoming. But, you may be wondering, how did your team stack up against others across the nation?
The following charts (.pdf) are national summaries of all regional competitions combined per ground event and a combined ranking based on scored points and Judges Trophies. (Note: Due to record-keeping in Region 8 whereby number of correct Aircraft Recognition fill-in information was not provided in the scoring program (and could thus break a tie in these summaries), where a tie exists nationally that includes a Region 8 competitor, that competitor will show as last among the ties. (All scores and rankings within Region 8 are correct.))
With the completion of all NIFA Regional competitions, the ground tests have been added to the Test Archive.
As a reminder, today is the last day to submit your bid to host SAFECON 2019. Click here for further information.
2017 Region II SAFECON, held 13 – 18 November 2017 at KPRC – Ernest A Love Field Airport, in Prescott, AZ, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott. Chief Judge Virginia Harmer.
For Immediate Release
November 17, 2017
NIFA and AMA sign MOU to explore collaborative opportunities
The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore collaborative aviation opportunities between the two organizations. Immediate opportunities include developing unmanned aircraft competition events for NIFA that would be compatible with AMA events. AMA currently has competitive unmanned aircraft events such as the annual UAS4STEM National Championship for high school students and the Collegiate Drone UAS4STEM Challenge. The Collegiate Drone UAS4STEM Challenge is designed for participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate professional unmanned aircraft system (UAS) knowledge, mission planning, flight skills, data collection, analysis and safety practices in a competitive environment.
The UAS industry and opportunities for UAS use for commercial purposes are expanding at an increasing rate, providing future opportunities for students who participate in UAS events. NIFA and AMA would like to expand those opportunities to those students.
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 NIFA inquires:
Adam Stiffler, Director of Communications: email@example.com
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education, advancement, and safeguarding of modeling activities. The Academy provides leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education, and scientific/technical development to modelers.
For AMA inquires:
Bill Pritchett, Director of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Region IX SAFECON, held 30 October to 4 November 2017 at KAUO – Auburn University Regional Airport, in Auburn, AL, hosted by Auburn University. Chief Judge Brendan Goldfarb.
2017 Region IV SAFECON, held 31 October to 4 November 2017 at KCNW – TSTC Waco Airport, in Waco, TX, hosted by Texas State Technical College. Chief Judge Brian Hart.
2017 Region X SAFECON, held 1 – 4 November 2017 at KDAN – Danville Regional Airport, in Danville, VA, hosted by Averett University. Chief Judge Ernie Rogers.
2017 Region VIII SAFECON, held 23-28 October 2017 at KUIN – Quincy Regional Airport, in Quincy, IL, hosted by Quincy University. Chief Judge Jordan Miller.