Media Advisory For Feb. 1: UVU Flight Team To Compete In Regionals
January 30, 2014
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton
Written by: Heather Wrigley
On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Utah Valley University Flight Team will depart for Prescott, Ariz., to compete against other universities in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s regional competition.
The team, which is a component of the UVU Flight Club, will compete in two Diamond DA-40 aircraft, which they will fly to the competition. Ten aviation students are attending the competition, known as a “SAFECON,” accompanied by Professors Frank Manderino and Cory Chamberlain along with Head Coach Matt Blad.
The group will leave at 9 a.m. from Aviation Hangar B at the Provo Municipal Airport, 1185 Mike Jense Parkway, Provo.
Historically, UVU has performed very well at similar competitions. In October 2012, UVU hosted a regional competition at which they placed third, allowing them to progress to the NIFA national competition.
The purpose of UVU’s Flight Club is to encourage, enhance and solidify the fundamentals of flight training. Their mission statement states, “By participating in aviation ground and flight competitions, each student will become a more proficient pilot, administrator or manager, with the ability to utilize the skills learned in the professional world of aviation.”
The team will return from competition Sunday, Feb. 9. Learn more by viewing a video from the 2013 NIFA competition, which UVU participated at: youtube.com/watch?v=HOU3GL1lDc4.