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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


UCM Aviation to Host Regional SAFECON Collegiate Aviation Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 10, 2014) - The University of Central Missouri Department of Aviation will host the annual Region 6 National Intercollegiate Flying Association SAFECON collegiate aviation competition Oct. 19-24 at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.

Aviation students from seven Region 6 colleges and universities will compete in nine competitions throughout the event. In addition to ground flight planning calculations and aviation knowledge, student also will compete in skills, including in-air flight navigation and precision landings.

Contestants will earn points based upon their performances in each event, with accumulated point totals determining category winners. After accumulating points in all categories, the top three scoring individuals will advance to the national NIFA SAFECON competition in May 2015.

Approximately 20 competitors and supporting staff from each of the competing school will be in attendance. In addition to UCM, students will attend from Kansas State University-Salina; Oklahoma State University; Parks College St. Louis University; Southeastern Oklahoma State University; University of Nebraska-Omaha; University of Oklahoma; and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.

For more information, contact the UCM Department of Aviation at 660-543-4969.