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SAFECON 2021 Meeting Schedule

SAFECON 2021 will kick off Monday, May 17 with the General Contestant Briefing. In addition to individual meetings for various individual contests held online, the main events meeting schedule is as follows below.

We ask that you submit the name and email address of one representative from your team for each of the following: the General Contestant Briefing, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Captain’s meeting, so that we can conduct an orderly meeting that isn’t too crowded. This person would speak on behalf of the team. Other attendees will still be able to ask questions via the Zoom meeting Q&A only, if desired. Everyone is invited to watch via either Zoom or YouTube.

NOTE: Please email with the name and email address of a representative for each event (General Contestant Briefing, Annual Business Meeting, Captain’s Meeting) if you wish to be represented.

General Contestant Briefing / Opening Ceremonies
May 17, 11AM EDT / 10AM CDT
Join us: Zoom Link or YouTube

NIFA – Aviation Industry Speaker Series
Guest Speaker: Marc Champion – Managing Director Flight Training at United Airlines
May 19, 11AM EDT / 10AM CDT
Join us: Zoom Link or YouTube

NIFA – Aviation Industry Speaker Series
Guest Speaker: Bryan Quigley – Senior Vice President of Flight Operations at United Airlines
May 21, 2PM EDT / 1PM CDT
Join us: Zoom Link or YouTube

Annual Business Meeting – All Members
May 22, 12PM EDT / 11AM CDT
Join us: Zoom Link or YouTube

Captain’s Meeting – Team Captains
May 22, to follow Annual Business Meeting (*Note: this is a separate event)
Join us: Zoom Link or YouTube

SAFECON 2021 Award Ceremony
May 22, 6PM EDT / 5PM CDT
Join us: Zoom Link or YouTube

SAFECON 2021 Events and Schedule

Welcome to the 2021 NIFA SAFECON! Below you will find the official list of events and
schedule. Throughout the week, we have additional, exciting events scheduled – stay tuned for
more information.

Except as stated below, all events will take place from May 17th to May 22nd, 2021.
The Opening Ceremony and General Contestant Briefing will be May 17th online (time to be
announced). The Awards Ceremony will conclude events on May 22nd (time to be announced).

SAFECON 2021 will be comprised of:
● Aircraft Recognition*
● Simulated Comprehensive Aircraft Navigation (SCAN)*
● Computer Accuracy*
● Aircraft Preflight Inspection
● Ground Trainer
● CFI Event
● Men’s and Women’s Achievement Awards
● Loening Trophy
● Coach of the Year Award

*These three events will be conducted similarly to the virtual Regional SAFECONs held earlier
this year. For test security and integrity, NIFA will mail the testing materials to the NIFA test
proctor, if one will be present, or the Advisor administering the tests. In the event the testing
materials are sent to the Advisor of a team, the testing materials may not be opened until the
online meeting has begun and the NIFA test proctor has directed that the tests be opened.
These three tests may be taken any time between May 10th and May 19th. The deadline to
submit tests for scoring will be 23:59 EDT on May 19th.

Individual Events & Awards

Scheduling for the CFI Event will be made available once the event details have been
The Achievement Awards application and scheduling is available.
Nominations for Coach of the Year are now open and may be submitted until 23:59 EDT on May 21st.
Loening Trophy entry information is on the Individual Events & Awards. Entries must be submitted to and


Student Registration for SAFECON 2021 is available online and must be completed prior to the
General Contestant Briefing. Vouchers for registration are available for coaches who initiate the
registration process.
See all news and developments for SAFECON 2021 on the Chief Judge Updates page.
You can also follow and get notifications from @SAFECONChief on Twitter.

SAFECON 2021 Invitations

Based on schools that participated in the 2020-21 Regional competitions, here below are the teams eligible for Nationals. 

Region 1

  • Air Force
  • Metro State University of Denver
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Utah State University

Region 2

  • California Baptist
  • Embry-Riddle Prescott
  • San Jose State University

Region 3

  • Kent State
  • Ohio State
  • Ohio University
  • Western Michigan

Region 4

  • Delta State 
  • LeTourneau
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Oklahoma State

Region 6

  • Central Missouri
  • Hesston College
  • Kansas State
  • Mankato
  • North Dakota
  • Univ of Omaha
  • Parks College
  • Univ of Wisconsin

Region 7

  • Bridgewater State
  • US Military Academy – West Point

Region 8

  • Indiana State Univ.
  • Lewis
  • Purdue
  • SIU

Region 9

  • Auburn
  • Broward College
  • Embry-Riddle Daytona
  • Jacksonville
  • Polk State

Region 10

  • Guilford
  • Liberty