November 17 2016 0comment

Midwest Collegiate Flyers gather at Terre Haute Regional Airport



This past October, Indiana State University hosted the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Region 8 SAFECON competition at Terre Haute Regional Airport. The competition pitted the flight students of five Midwest schools against each other in drills that test their knowledge, skill and accuracy in a series of ground and flight events. The invitational was one of 9 regional competitions occurring around the country leading to the nationals at Ohio State University in May of 2017.p1460314

The schools participating in this year’s competition include Indiana State, Purdue, Lewis(IL), Quincy(IL) and Southern Illinois. Southern Illinois took home the team trophies for the Ground and Flight competitions (Results).

The week’s events included ground and flight competitions, as well as opportunities for flight students to network with other aviation students and also meet regional carrier leadership in post-competition cookouts. Indiana State University Flight Academy Chief Flight Instructor, Kevin Donnar, states the benefits aren’t hard to see. “NIFA participants are highly regarded. If that’s something that’s on your resume, you’ll likely be placed at the top of the interview pile.” Pictures from the event can be found here.

For more about the Indiana State University Flight School, you can visit their page within our site, here.