COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University Airport is the busiest airport in the state this week as Ohio State hosts the National Collegiate Aviation Championships.
28 teams and 500 students who are qualified from all over the country will be at the airport participating in NIFA SAFECON, a flight competition that brings the nation’s top collegiate pilots together to participate in flight and ground events that encourage aviation safety, knowledge, skill and professionalism.
Judges will test pilots’ navigation and landing skills.
Participating are some of the best student pilots, who are soon to be flying commercial aircraft.
“I have to say, just being in flight team in general, it doesn’t matter where you place. Because no matter what school you’re with, no matter where you placed, no matter how you do at your school or individually, you are getting better. Your skills are getting better. You’re getting sharper as a pilot,” OSU Sophomore Noah Pattan said. [MORE…]