National SAFECON 2017: May 5-13
The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies hosts NIFA SAFECON 2017, a flight competition that brings the nation’s top collegiate pilots to The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Field to participate in flight and ground events that encourage aviation safety, as well as superior knowledge, skill, and professionalism. This year marks the 11th time Ohio State has hosted the competition. Practice starts on May 5, and the competition begins on May 9.
NIFA stands for National Intercollegiate Flying Association. SAFECON stands for Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. NIFA formed for the purposes of developing and advancing aviation education; to promote, encourage and foster safety in aviation; to promote and foster communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, educational institutions and the aviation industry; and to provide an arena for aviation competition. NIFA exists as a forum for collegiate aviators to expand their studies and further their careers by participating in competitive and non-competitive events, networking with industry and contemporaries, and applying themselves to go above-and-beyond their ordinary curriculum.