2012.10.15 > For Immediate Release
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Flying Mavs Place Third at NIFA Competition, Qualify for Nationals
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Flying Mavericks will once again compete in the national SAFECON competition after placing third in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VI contest from Monday, Oct. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 13.
The Flying Mavericks, a competitive aviation team made up of UNO students, is housed in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service’s (CPACS) Aviation Institute. UNO entered the regional competition as defending champions, winning previously in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
NIFA’s Region VI consists of schools from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
The weeklong competition included events like the "Message Drop," "Power Off Landings," "Aircraft Recognition" and others.
UNO’s (380) third-place finish followed first-place Southeastern Oklahoma State (543), which hosted the event, and Kansas State (426). UNO finished ahead of the University of Oklahoma (320).
Awards were also given to the best individual students with Chris Frost placing first in Aircraft Recognition and Captain Jeremy Martin finishing third in both the Top Pilot competition and Top Scoring Contestants divisions.
The Flying Mavericks will be on a break from competition until next May, when the team will compete in the SAFECON competition at Ohio State University. The competition runs from May 6 through May 11, 2013.
For more information on the regional competition or the upcoming SAFECON competition, please contact Aviation Institute Director Scott Vlasek at 402.554.3785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Results for UNO include:
Jeremy Martin and Kyle Broich – Third Place
Blake Zessin and Trevor Lindhorst – Fourth Place
Power Off Landing
Blake Zessin – Sixth Place
Jeremy Martin – Ninth Place
Travis Huetter – 10th Place
Short Field Landing
Jeremy Martin – Second Place
Travis Huetter – Fifth Place
Travis Huetter and Nick Lynam – 10th Place
Kyle Broich – Fourth Place
Jeremy Martin – Fifth Place
Taylor Smith – Sixth Place
Blake Zessin – Seventh Place
Chris Frost – First Place
Nick Lynam – 10th Place
Andrew York – Seventh Place
Trevor Lindhorst – 10th Place
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