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©2019 BY KENT STATE PRECISION FLIGHT TEAM. 

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association was 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 collegiate aviation competition.

  • Aircraft Recognition

    • Can you see a photo of an aircraft for 3 seconds and tell the Make, Model, and Nickname? ​Our "Rec" Team sure can.

  • Computer Accuracy​ (E6B)

    • Use a manual flight computer to figure out the volume of a gallon of AVGAS ​when given the specific density in pounds per liter. Go ahead, try it. 

  • Simulated Comprehensive Aeronautical Navigation​

    • You're given 60-minutes to answer 40 questions on a given flight situation. A command of Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Knowledge is needed.​

  • Aircraft Preflight​

    • A "bugged" aircraft is set in a dark hanger. With only a flashlight and a ticking clock, the competitor must pre-flight the aircraft to determine what is wrong, and not everything is obvious. ​

  • Ground Trainer​

    • Competitors are given a specific pattern to fly in a flight simulator or Flight Training Device. Absolute accuracy is required, as points are added for every foot, knot, or degree you are off.​

Ground Events
Ground Events
  • Aircraft Recognition

    • Can you see a photo of an aircraft for 3 seconds and tell the Make, Model, and Nickname? ​Our "Rec" Team sure can.

  • Computer Accuracy​ (E6B)

    • Use a manual flight computer to figure out the volume of a gallon of AVGAS ​when given the specific density in pounds per liter. Go ahead, try it. 

  • Simulated Comprehensive Aeronautical Navigation​

    • You're given 60-minutes to answer 40 questions on a given flight situation. A command of Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Knowledge is needed.​

  • Aircraft Preflight​

    • A "bugged" aircraft is set in a dark hanger. With only a flashlight and a ticking clock, the competitor must pre-flight the aircraft to determine what is wrong, and not everything is obvious. ​

  • Ground Trainer​

    • Competitors are given a specific pattern to fly in a flight simulator or Flight Training Device. Absolute accuracy is required, as points are added for every foot, knot, or degree you are off.​

Flying Events

  • Power-On/Off Landings

    • Pilots are judged on a well-flown pattern and landing distance from a precise line on the runway. For Power-On Landings, power is reduced abeam the touchdown point on downwind and is to only be further reduced to touchdown. For Power-Off Landings, power is reduced to idle at the same point​ and is kept at idle until touchdown. Skill, experiences, and adaptability are key to success in this event.

  • Nagivation

    • A two-pilot crew is given a specific route to fly. The pilot must plan this route to the second and to the tenth of a gallon of fuel burn. The crew then flies the route to the specifics planned by the pilot and must identify visual checkpoints along the way. Points are added for flight time or fuel burn different from the pilot's planning.

  • Message Drop

    • A pilot and drop master fly along at 200' AGL (above ground level). When over targets, the drop master deploys "messages" with the goal of landing them as close as possible to the target. ​