Team soars into first

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Chester Beltowski

Aviation students Jacob Alvey and Travis Wellik, who competed in the Region Five National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference, pose by an airplane Tuesday. Photo by Chester Beltowski/The Dakota Student.

The UND Flying Team won first place at the Region Five National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference that took place Oct. 16-19.

In the competition held at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, UND won first place in both grounds and flight events.
“It’s always satisfying to get a win and to justify the hours spent.  It’s one step closer to nationals,” co-captain of the team Jack Foley said.

This May, the team will compete at the national competition in Ohio.