Up in the Air

Friday, September 28, 2007

Aero Club's Cessna 172

For the seventh time in 10 years, the Aero Club flight team won the opportunity to compete for the nation’s top collegiate flying honors at the annual Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference in Ohio. SCSU is in Region V, which has produced the national champion five of the last 10 years.

In picture: The Aero Club's Cessna 172 on the way home from regional competition were Jon Gourdox, sophomore, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Brett Teat, sophomore, Stillwater. The photo was taken by Lisa Wixom, junior, Janesville, Wis., who was with Craig Johnson, senior Chanhassen, in a Cessna 152.

The team flew three planes to Columbus, where they competed in such events as power-off landing, short-field approach and landing, navigation, message drop, simulated and precision flight, ground training, aircraft preflight inspection, aircraft recognition and simulated comprehensive aircraft navigation.

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