The MCCC Flight Club Scores Successes
at National Competition


After 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 the country.

Mercer's 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.

MCCC Flight Team members with Teaching
Assistant Diane Loving, second from right.

Mercer's 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.

In a Safety Interview with American Airlines representatives the comment was made that “of the participating two year schools, Mercer’s flight team stands out.”

According to Aviation faculty member Jerry Kuhl, "MCCC’s 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 31’s 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.

Click here for a full report on the competition's results

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