RANGELY | Following a strong performance at regionals Colorado Northwestern Community College is preparing to send their Flight Team to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Competition in Indiana this spring.
Earlier this fall the team placed second at the regional competition coming in behind the U.S. Air Force Academy team. They also earned a safety trophy. Team captain Will Drbohlav received the top pilot award scoring more points during the competition than any other competitor, the first CNCC pilot to do so since 2010.
The national competition is made up of nine different events, both in the air and on the ground. Airborne competition includes spot landings, navigation and message drop. Ground events include flight simulators, aviation knowledge testing and aircraft preflight.
CNCC has not been to the national competition since 2014 when the finished second amongst two year schools.
In order to cover competition expenses the team must raise $25,000. Donations can be made at weblink.donorperfect.com/CNCCFlightTeam2018 or by mailing a check to the CNCC Foundation.