MSU Denver Flight Team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) that has its roots in the 1930s. It has grown since then to be a great national competition for over seventy colleges.
Our organization joined NIFA in 1970 and has competed consistently every year. In 1980 the flight team branched off from Alpha Eta Rho, a local aviation fraternity, and became a college class as well as a student organization. Below are some historical highlights:
May 2015: MSU Denver Flight Team places 22nd in Nationals at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
October 2014: MSU Denver Flight Team places 2nd in Regionals and qualifies for National competition in Columbus, Ohio.
May 2012: MSU Denver Flight Team places 14thin Nationals at Kansas State University, Salina Airport.
October 2011: MSU Denver Flight Team places 2ndin Regionals at Rangely Airport and qualifies for National competition.
May 2011: MSU Denver Flight Team brings home the Loening Trophy from Nationals at Ohio State University. The Loening trophy was first awarded in 1929 and given to the best all around collegiate aviation and aerospace department in the nation.