The Golden Eagles Have Won 35 Consecutive Regional Championships Apparently; one of the first things you see when driving into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus is a series of 12 prominent signs, one for every year the campus’ Golden Eagles Flight Team has won the NIFA SAFECON (National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference) National Championship. Following the results of the 2021 competition, announced May 22, it’s time to add number 13. NIFA SAFECON is to collegiate aviation what the Super Bowl is to the NFL or the Stanley Cup is to the NHL. Twenty-eight teams from universities across the country competed this year in a variety of events, including Aircraft Preflight Inspection, Aircraft Navigation, Aircraft Recognition, Computer Accuracy, Ground Trainer and others.
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