LETU 'Sting' Flight Team Takes Top Honors at NIFA Regionals


10-16-2013

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 Navigation (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:
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:
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:
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



LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care administration, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology.
LeTourneau University also offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and at educational centers in Athens, Austin, Baytown, Bedford, Dallas, Harlingen, Houston, and Tyler. Claiming every workplace in every nation as its mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact.


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