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LETU 'Sting" Flight Team takes top honors at NIFA Regionals

LONGVIEW, October 17, 2013--LeTourneau University’s “Sting” Precision Flight Team won first place overall, first place in ground events, five first-place finishes, and received the Judge’s Trophy for being the top scoring team at the National Intercollegiate Flight Association 2013 Region IV SAFECON competition this past week.

The LETU flight team competed among schools from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  The team qualifies to compete in national competition at Ohio State University in May 2014.

In addition, LETU’s Gregg Williams won the top pilot award, and Whitney Brouwer won first place as top scoring female pilot.

“The success of our students is a direct result of the quality of our faculty,” said LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford.  “Congratulations to Dean Fred Ritchey for assembling such an accomplished faculty.”

The five first place finishes include the team of Whitney Brouwer (pilot) and Cameron Laramee (observer) in the Navigation event; Gregg Williams in the Power Off Landing event; Daniel Tou (Drop Master) and Ward Hurlburt (pilot) in the Message Drop event; Jacob Weeks in Aircraft Recognition event and  Daniel Tou in Ground Trainer event ranking.

“The competition this year was two weeks earlier than normal, and our team did an outstanding job getting prepared for it in such a short time,” said LETU faculty sponsor Brad Wooden. “This was the first time for us to win first in the landing event and to win the top pilot award.  I am extremely proud of this team.”

Details on each event are as follows:

In the Navigation event:

1

Brouwer, Whitney J. (Pilot)
Laramee, Cameron A. (Observer)

LeTourneau University

3

Williams, Gregg T. (Pilot)
O'Connor, Joshua K. (Observer)

LeTourneau University

4

Tou, Daniel (Pilot)
Stankovich, Bryan P. (Observer)

LeTourneau University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Power Off Landing event : 

1

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

185

40

7

Laramee, Cameron A.

LeTourneau University

440

28

16

Bacher, Sheldon

LeTourneau University

750

10

20

O'Connor, Joshua K.

LeTourneau University

850

1

 

In short field approach and landing ranking: 

8

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

490

26

14

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

670

13

19

Bacher, Sheldon

LeTourneau University

800

4

20

Brouwer, Whitney J.

LeTourneau University

900

2

25

O'Connor, Joshua K.

LeTourneau University

1200

0

 

In message drop ranking:

1

Tou, Daniel (Drop Master)
Hurlburt, Ward B. (Pilot)

LeTourneau University

40

20

4

Laramee, Cameron A. (Drop Master)
Williams, Gregg T. (Pilot)

LeTourneau University

62

17

5

O'Connor, Joshua K. (Drop Master)
Stankovich, Bryan P. (Pilot)

LeTourneau University

74

16

7

Weeks, Jacob D. (Drop Master)
Gould, Kyle D. (Pilot)

LeTourneau University

96

14

17

Brouwer, Whitney J. (Drop Master)
Bacher, Sheldon H. (Pilot)

LeTourneau University

259

4

 

In computer accuracy ranking: 

2

Brouwer, Whitney J.

LeTourneau University

23

49:15

19

3

Laramee, Cameron A.

LeTourneau University

23

58:03

18

6

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

21

55:24

15

7

Bacher, Sheldon

LeTourneau University

20

54:30

14

10

Gould, Kyle D.

LeTourneau University

19

59:49

11

 

In aircraft recognition ranking: 

1

Weeks, Jacob D.

LeTourneau University

135

20

2

Stankovich, Bryan P.

LeTourneau University

122

19

5

Hurlburt, Ward B.

LeTourneau University

86

16

6

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

81

15

9

Gould, Kyle D.

LeTourneau University

78

12

 

In ground trainer ranking: 

1

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

15159

20

2

Laramee, Cameron A.

LeTourneau University

17046

19

 

 In Simulated Comprehensive Aircraft Navication (SCAN): 

3

Bacher, Sheldon

LeTourneau University

23

58:48

18

4

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

22

59:26

17

8

O'Connor, Joshua K.

LeTourneau University

19

59:07

13

16

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

15

53:56

5

22

Gould, Kyle D.

LeTourneau University

14

59:48

0

 

 In aircraft preflight inspection ranking: 

3

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

26

15:00

18

7

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

21

13:45

14

 

 In school ground events ranking: 

PLACE

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

LeTourneau University

283

2

Central Texas College

216

3

Delta State University

146

4

Texas State Technical College - Waco

140

5

Louisiana Tech University

135

6

University Of Louisiana - Monroe

48

7

Hinds Community College

33

 

School flight events ranking:

PLACE

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

Central Texas College

352

2

Texas State Technical College - Waco

322

3

LeTourneau University

305

4

Delta State University

231

5

Louisiana Tech University

201

6

University Of Louisiana - Monroe

39

 

Top pilot award:

PLACE

CONTESTANT

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

121

5

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

102

11

Brouwer, Whitney J.

LeTourneau University

42

 

In top scoring male contestant:

PLACE

CONTESTANT

SCHOOL

POINTS

2

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

137

3

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

136

11

Laramee, Cameron A.

LeTourneau University

82

16

Bacher, Sheldon

LeTourneau University

46

24

Weeks, Jacob D.

LeTourneau University

34

27

O'Connor, Joshua K.

LeTourneau University

30

29

Gould, Kyle D.

LeTourneau University

23

35

Stankovich, Bryan P.

LeTourneau University

19

38

Hurlburt, Ward B.

LeTourneau University

16

 

Top scoring female contestant:

PLACE

CONTESTANT

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

Brouwer, Whitney J.

LeTourneau University

65

 

Top scoring contestant:

PLACE

CONTESTANT

SCHOOL

POINTS

2

Tou, Daniel

LeTourneau University

137

3

Williams, Gregg T.

LeTourneau University

136

11

Laramee, Cameron A.

LeTourneau University

82

13

Brouwer, Whitney J.

LeTourneau University

65

17

Bacher, Sheldon

LeTourneau University

46

27

Weeks, Jacob D.

LeTourneau University

34

30

O'Connor, Joshua K.

LeTourneau University

30

33

Gould, Kyle D.

LeTourneau University

23

40

Stankovich, Bryan P.

LeTourneau University

19

43

Hurlburt, Ward B.

LeTourneau University

16

 

Receiving the Judges trophy:

PLACE

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

LeTourneau University

654

2

Central Texas College

600

3

Texas State Technical College - Waco

467

4

Delta State University

424

5

Louisiana Tech University

412

6

University Of Louisiana - Monroe

158

7

Hinds Community College

31

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