Welcome to the NIFA Region 1 2017 SAFECON

We’re just a few days away from the start of the NIFA region 1 SAFECON at the United States Air Force Academy.  Please review the following information and be sure all team members are familiar with it prior to arrival.


  1.  Preflight Aircraft – Per Bert Boyce’s e-mail of Sep 27 , it will be a T-41 (military designation for the Cessna 172.)  The preflight aircraft will be available for viewing on Monday, October 9 from 1200-1500.
  2.   Naviagtion Event – All navigation routes will be on the Denver sectional.  Please ensure you have enough sectionals for each navigation contestant, you will not be allowed to recycle sectionals between contestants.  No EFBs or electronic charts are allowed in the navigation event, you must use current paper sectionals.  Additionally, please use the link on this webpage to enter your information for your aircraft in the navigation event.  This information will be used to generate the navigation event heat sheet and must be entered no later than 1700 mountain time on Saturday, October 7.  Late entries and changes to information after this time may be allowed by the chief judge on a case by case basis (i.e, changes due to maintenance problems, etc.)
  3.   Please make sure all of your contestants are registered on nifa.aero.  All names and scoring information will be imported from nifa.aero.  We are aware of some intermittent issues with registration, if you encounter problems, please let the chief judge know.  He can be reached at either eric.barton@nifa.aero or by phone at 901-412-7781
  4.   The current event schedule is available for download here, as always it is subject to change, any changes will be published on this website.  Schedule of Events Update 3 Oct
  5.   Please download and have all team members review the NIFA code of conduct.  Compliance with the code of conduct is expected of all coaches, judges, contestants and volunteers.  Failure to comply with the code of conduct can/will result in disciplinary action.   NIFA-Code-of-Conduct-03-01-15


Finally, please make sure to comply with all instructions and procedures for arriving at the Air Force Academy Airfield.  This is a unique opportunity that not many pilots will ever have.  If you have any questions about what/how to do something, please make sure to ask.  The Air Force Academy is a military installation with rules and procedures that you may not be used to encountering at a civilian airport.


If you have any questions regarding the competition, event rules, scoring or anything of that nature, please contact the chief judge or your regional representative and we will be happy to help.


Please make sure to check this website regularly for updates and information about the competition.


Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs.


Eric Barton

NIFA Region 1 Chief Judge