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Air Transportation & Aerospace Campus
The Air Transportation & Aerospace Campus is an important teaching and research laboratory, whose focal point, The Ohio State University Airport, is the nation’s premier university owned and operated airport, supporting interdisciplinary learning, discovery, and engagement. This nearly 1,500 acre facility, located just seven miles off campus in northwest Columbus, consists of 350,000 square feet of office, classroom, simulation lab, and hangar space; three runways and associated facilities; and 20 university-owned aircraft, a variety of unmanned aerial systems, and multiple simulation platforms. Much of the land is available for the development of new office, R&D, and hangar space.
Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON)
SAFECON is a national competition that brings together more than 300 students from 30 colleges and universities from across the country to vie to be the National Champions for both team and pilot honors. This competition develops and advances aviation education through a strong emphasis on aviation safety. The conference that envelops the competition provides a foundation to promote and foster communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, and the aviation industry.
The Ohio State University Airport has been the host site of this prestigious event eleven times.
For more information on SAFECON, please visit the National Intercollegiate Flying Association website.