Kansas State University’s Aviation Department has established the K-State Aviation Flying Club for any aviation enthusiasts to support the university’s competitive aviation teams.K-State at Salina has students who participate competitively in the FlightTeam, the Women’s Air Race Team, and the SkillsUSA Maintenance Team. The competitive programs help students develop flying and industry skills in addition to leadership, teambuilding, and networking opportunities, university officials said.
The Flight Team has won 33 regional competitive top 10 finishes, including two first places and two runner-up awards. A K-State student won the regional top pilot award in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 along with the
top female pilot award in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
This past year, a Kansas State student earned sixth place in the nation at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championship.
Membership in the Kansas State Aviation Flying Club is open to anyone with an interest in Kansas State University or aviation. Member benefits at the highest contribution level include a leather flight jacket emblazoned with the K-State Aviation Powercat logo along with logo decals suitable for airplane or automobile. Members also will be invited to special events and receive exclusive competitive team updates.
Membership levels vary from $500 to $2,500, which help offset student costs for aircraft rental and fuel to practice for and fly at competitive events, in addition to travel and accommodations.
For more information: 785-826-2609 or FlyK-State.com