For the 5th consecutive year, SDCC Hawks Flight Team earned a bid to the National Intercollegiate Flying Championships! The following are the blog entries for the PICFA Regional Competition 2012- 2013!
Team practices begin in September with ground and flight event preparation. As important as the competition – for without it, we could neither afford to practice nor attend – are the fund-raising efforts. So an appreciable amount of time is spent washing planes, selling team-designed “Hawks” apparel, and telling donors about our program.
Training is important because the skills required to compete against top collegiate pilots in our region demand expert working knowledge of aircraft, flight planning, instrument flying skills, regulations, technique, safe flying and raw pilot skills…
There is a description of each event on our Flight Team web page. Here is a day-to-day account of your SDDC Hawk Flight Team competition: