A group of UNO student are taking their dreams to the clouds, literally, in preparation for a national aviation competition.
The “Flying Mavs” – UNO's student aviation team – are finishing up the last few practices this week, as they prepare to test their skills against the best collegiate aviators in the upcoming National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) championships.
Inside the “Redbird”, part of the on campus flight simulator, junior Kyle Broych practiced his take off, instrument flying and other critical skills he will be tested on. “It's awesome representing UNO and the “Flying Mavs”. It's definitely a smaller club that not a lot of people have heard about but after we've started winning these competitions and doing really good at them, our name has gotten out there and I am really proud to be apart of it,” Broych said.
The “Flying Mavs” are headed to the Ohio State University in May for NIFA, there they will be tested on everything from flying, to flight instructions and aircraft identification.