|UND flying team soars to victory|
The UND Flying Team blasted past its competitors for the championship title in the Region V National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA's) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) held Oct. 12-14. UND's winning score of 278 points was followed by St. Cloud State University's 106 points. The University of Dubuque took third with 89 points, followed by a fourth-place finish of 52 by Minnesota State University-Mankato.
"The team performed very well, considering the challenging weather conditions of this past week," said Mark (Monty) Johnson, faculty advisor of the Flying Team. "It was a great opportunity to give new team members a chance to experience competition. The dedication and balance of our team was evident as every single team member scored points to help the team win. The entire team is looking forward to representing the University at the national competition in Ohio next year."