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National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA)

The 2013 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region IX competition was held at Auburn University. This region includes Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Institute of Technology, Auburn University, Miami Dade College, Broward College and Jacksonville University. Flight students are evaluated in activities such as landing accuracy, flight planning, navigation, ground trainer accuracy and precision flying. The FMU Flying Lions were awarded the 2012 Red Baron Award the Computer Accuracy Trophy and has had several top ten finishes over the past several years of competition.

The 2011 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region IX competition was held November 4 – 13 at the Florida Institute of Technology in Daytona Beach, FL. This region includes aviation powerhouses such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Institute of Technology, Auburn University, Miami Dade College, Broward College and Jacksonville University. The students were evaluated in activities such as landing accuracy, flight planning, navigation and ground trainer flight precision.
The FMU Flying Lions were awarded the 2012 Red Baron Award the Computer Accuracy Trophy. Duane Thomas finished 7th in the Aircraft Recognition Competition.

2010 Flying Lions – (L to R) Homer Randle III (advisor), Mikhail Myers,  Dickson Usher (Captain), Mychal Martin, Duane Thomas and Captain A.J. Tolbert (coach).

2013 Flying Lions

2013 Flying Lions – (L to R)

(Standing) Ashamanie Heslop, Donovan Smith, Andrew Atehortua, Gerren Dixon, Gabriella Deza; (Kneeing)  Shanisse Lanoue, Dickson Usher (Advisor)