For Immediate Release: November 5, 2010
Dowling Flying Lions Win Top Prize
In Region VII NIFA Competition
(Brookhaven, N.Y.) Dowling College School of Aviation hosted Region VII’s NIFA Competition (National Intercollegiate Flying Association) this past week where over 50 competitors from nine states joined in an intensive, four-day event. Participating schools included Delaware State University, Bridgewater State University, Schenectady Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mercer County Community College and U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Besides being awarded the coveted Top School Award for Region VII for the second year in a row, Dowling College took first place in the Navigation, Computer Accuracy, Simulated Comprehensive Aeronautical Navigation, Top Scoring Female Pilot, Ground Trainer, and Message Drop competitions.
The Flying Lions team is comprised of students ranging from freshmen through seniors, which include Andrew Bush, Cecilia Curley, Joseph Daly, David George, Peter Gibbons, Michael Guethlein, Kimberly Kloeckener, Daniel Nastasi, Ryan Parker, Scott Solis, Jonathan Schretzman and Aaron Sutherland. Mr. Thomas Daly, the coaching advisor, as well as assistants Ron Lindenfeld, James Record, Jerry Stonebridge, and Bruce Trimble are all Dowling alumni.
This win has earned the Flying Lions participation in NIFA’s National SAFECON Competition in May 2011.
About Dowling…The Personal College
Dowling College is an independent, coeducational college that serves more than 6,000 students at its historic Rudolph Campus on the banks of the Connetquot River in Oakdale, NY, and the 105-acre Brookhaven Campus in eastern Long Island and a business center located near the Nassau-Suffolk border in Melville. Dowling offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in several disciplines through its four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education.