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NIFA Nationals 2018 Safecon competition begins!
Nationals is off to a great start! Your Eagles Flight Team has been hard at work studying, flying and pushing to win this year's national safecon competition! This year the competition is being hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana and the weather up here is a lot colder than most of the team is used to, but we won't let that stop us! The first day of competition has begun with Compacc, SCAN and Rec all happening today. The Compacc and Scan squads are composed of the same five incredible individuals, Michael Benson, Winsun Lu, Josh Suarez, Issac Yeung, and Steven Remingten. Rec squad is made of Patrick MacKinlay, Danny Byrnes, Jihad Nugroho, Tyler Rispoli, and Manny Escobar. Good luck and GO EAGLES!
Big victory at the Region IX Safecon competition!
The Eagles Flight Team has won the Region IX Safecon competition! We are the Region IX Safecon Champions, ground event champions, and the flight event champions too. The top scoring contestant is Michael Benson, Captain of the EFT, who is also the top pilot. Aircraft preflight was dominated by Eagles Tyler Rafferty and Daniel Byrnes who came in first and second respectively. Aircraft Recognition was won by Tyler Rafferty with Patrick MacKinlay, Manuel Escobar, Tyler Rispoli and Daniel Byrnes in 2nd, 4th 5th and 6th. Computer Accuracy was swept by Winsun Lu, Michael Benson, Joshua Suarez, Issac Yeung, and Steven Remingten Ten taking the top five places! Joshua Suarez, Michael Benson, and Steven Remingten Ten proved their mettle in Ground Trainer by taking the top three spots in the event. Three of our message drop teams made the top ten in message drop, making good use of our specially engineered message drop containers. Using some of the newest Cessna 172 aircraft at ERAU, Issac Yeung and Winsun Lu won the navigation event with Steven Remingten Ten, Kam Leung, Michael Benson and Joshua Suarez's teams earning second and fourth place respectively. The Power Off and Power On landing event first place winner is Christopher Krempa. The Simulated Comprehensive Aircraft Navigation event had five Eagles in the top ten with Joshua Suarez, Winsun Lu and Steven Remingten Ten taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th places. Great job and Go Eagles!
New members have joined the team!
On October 10th the Eagles Flight Team held a banquet to welcome the new members and establish the spirit of the team for the year. With regionals quickly approaching, it is a pleasure to introduce new faces and talent to the team that works so hard to achieve its goals.
The Eagles Flight Team is pleased to welcome a new aircraft to our fleet!
The Cessna 150 with the tail number N189ER is now ready to help our Eagles soar! N189ER has new paint and a newly overhauled engine. All three Cessna 150s are set to get new radios in August, a welcome upgrade to the aircraft. One Cessna 150 will be used to try out an Ipad panel mount to see if it can be a useful information system addition.
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