SAFECON is a Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference which is competition between Aviation college and university flight teams in our region. the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Flying Association will host the Region II championships at Gillespie Field (KSEE) Nov 10-14. Schools competing this year are: San Diego Christian College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mt. San Antonio College, San Jose State University and Cypress College.
SAFECON events include spot landings (power on and short-field power off), message drop, IFR and VFR navigation events plus simulator CRM and Nav events as well as 3 written exam events. The top 3 schools earn a birth at the National Championships next spring.
Information about SAFECON San Diego 2009 is available at: http://www.sdcc.edu/safecon.
California pilots are invited to attend the opening night BBQ featuring Rod Machado and participate in a silent auction of aviation items donated by San Diego aviation vendors at Gillespie Field and Montgomery Field. You can sign up and purchase tickets on the website.
IMPORTANT NOTE: During the landing competition and message drop event Rwy 27L will be dedicated to SAFECON. Transient traffic will be routed to 27R. Traffic for 27L both ground and taxiways will be routed specially for SAFECON competition during that time. The transient ramp parking will be very limited so plan to park on the southwest side of the field (near the tower).
There will be a NOTAM filed and available during that time so please check NOTAMs before flying into Gillespie Field during that time.
San Diego Christian College
Director of Aviation
Host School for SAFECON San Diego 2009
619 980 8941