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SAFECON 2017 Registration and New Comm Site

Invitations have been sent out and registration is now open for SAFECON 2017 which is to be held May 9-14, 2017 in Columbus, OH.

Check out the SAFECON 2017 menu item at the top right of the site.

  • The SAFECON 2017 event page has all the details concerning where and when.
  • Chief Judge Communications is now its own site at!
  • SAFECON 2017 Registration is now just one page. (Remember to use vouchers if you’re buying others’ registrations.)
  • The Host School Info pages have the how.
  • When logged in, you can see your Team Membership Status and your teammates, if you’ve registered for SAFECON.
  • And, if you need direction or answers to some of the more common questions, check out the SAFECON FAQ.

GAMA Accepting Applications for the Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence 2017

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is accepting applications for the 2017 Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence.

The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is given annually to a college student who is a flight team member at a National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) member school. Named for Wood, founder and past Executive Director of NIFA, the award comes with an engraved propeller trophy in addition to the cash prize. Students are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities, and an essay on their plans to pursue aviation in the future. Both applications are due April 14, 2017.

For more information or an application, please e-mail

NIFA Council Member-At-Large Positions 2017-19

There are three NIFA Council Member-At-Large positions whose terms expire on June 30, 2017. As such, this notice is to advise you that an “Open Nomination Period” is effective January 03, 2017.

  1. You can find the NIFA Council Member-At-Large “Eligibility Requirements” in NIFA Bylaw 2 #13.1.
  2. You can find the NIFA Council Member-At-Large “Responsibilities” in NIFA Bylaw 2 #12.1.
  3. And, you can find the NIFA Council Member-At-Large “Election” Procedures in NIFA Bylaw 2 #11.1.

The NIFA Bylaws can be found at: BYLAWS-Revised-2016.pdf. The NIFA Council Member Application Form should be completed online. (Note that you’ll need a account.)

The terms will begin on July 01, 2017 and continue until June 30, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact the NIFA Executive Director at or at (614) 247-5444.

Bidding To Host SAFECON 2018 Closed

Bidding to host SAFECON 2018 officially closed on Tuesday, November 15, 2017.

There were three bidders – The Ohio State University, Indiana State University, and Laramie County Community College. All three will be afforded the opportunity to make presentations at NIFA’s Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Hangar 7 at KOSU in Columbus, OH at approximately 10:oo AM EDT.

Bidding to host SAFECON 2019 will open shortly after the completion of SAFECON 2017.