Kansas State University Salina’s Flight Team placed seventh in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s National Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference, or SAFECON held in Salina, May 14-19 and hosted by the university. Twenty-eight teams from schools across the country participated.
The Kansas State University Salina team won an invitation to the national competition by placing second in the association’s Region VI competition in October 2011.
The competition consists of 13 events, with members of the Kansas State University Salina Flight Team earning 10 individual placements in the top 20 in nine events: Certified Flight Instructor, Computer Accuracy, Ground Trainer, IFR Simulated Flight, Men’s Achievement Award, Power-off Landing, Short-field Landing and Simulated Comprehensive Aircraft Navigation. The team placed fifth overall in the flying events.