The Ohio State University Flight Team

A Coflyt Premier Partner

The Ohio State Flight Team is a student competition team made up of some of the best collegiate aviators at Ohio State. As a member of the flight team, students are able to sharpen their aviation skills and develop relationships with their peers and members of the aviation industry.

The team competes in The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) which hosts Regional and National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conferences (SAFECON). In SAFECON, flight teams compete in a number of ground and flight events honing the skills and knowledge of the next generation of aviation professionals.

Ohio State is consistently a top-five placing school in the nation, competing with greats such as Embry-Riddle, University of North Dakota, and Western Michigan University.

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Tracking Airworthiness with Coflyt

“Coflyt gives our team tremendous insight into our aircraft status and tracking. The easy interface allows perfect visibility and usage, even during a demanding practice and competition season.”

John Ginley, Head Coach
The Ohio State University Flight Team

The Fly Ohio State Legacy

The Flight Team has been part of the Ohio State tradition for over 40 years. Ohio State started with a Flight Club in the 1950’s and competed in the National Intercollegiate Flight Competitions. Ohio State hosted the 1960 NIFA SAFECON, the first of many. The Club competed in 1960 and 1961 at Texas A&M. They operated a Cessna 120, N89611. After being dormant for some time after, the team was re-energized in the early 1980’s. That team, reborn and run by Glenn McConnell, Scott van Ooyen, Rob Numbers, Dale Gelter, Stacy Weislogel, Richard Taylor and others, started the tradition that has continued to this day. 

Ohio State University has produced several National Top Pilots, many Regional Top Pilots, and countless event champions. The tradition of excellence was born; the legacy continues.

Ohio State University Flight Team manages their aircraft with Coflyt