MCCC Flight Club Scores Successes
at National Competition
scoring first place in the Northeast Region, Mercer County Community
College's Flight Team participated in the National Intercollegiate
Flying Association competition May 7-12, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.
The team competed against two-year and four-year colleges from across
flight team captain, Evan Conley, placed 16th out of 155 participants
in the "Power On Short Field Accuracy Approach and Landings"
event; Luis Nazario placed 27th out of 155.
Flight Team members with Teaching
Assistant Diane Loving, second from right.
team placed third in the Top Two Year Schools category; just one
point behind the second place team.
Mercer placed ahead of many four-year schools in an event that emulated
working for the airlines, interacting with people and problem-solving
in a Beechcraft Barron at a speed of 180 mph.
a Safety Interview with American Airlines representatives the comment
was made that of the participating two year schools, Mercers
flight team stands out.
to Aviation faculty member Jerry Kuhl, "MCCCs Flight
Team came back with safety acknowledgements, career opportunities,
and made a good impression on their enhanced flying skills."
He said students received a personal tour of Airnet Systems; Lear
Jet 31s and Cessna Caravans, and were asked for resumes. Students
attended a Pilot Seminar and Aviation Industry Reception; and again
were asked for resumes. They networked with company representatives
from NetJet Company, Southwest Airlines, Air Wisconsin, Express
Jet, Airline Pilots Association, Delta Airlines.
here for a full report on the competition's results
Flight Technology Website