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The War Eagle Flying Team placed 12th in the National Flight Competition in May, placing higher than the team has ever placed. Team members Spencer Dulac and Logan Owen earned first place in the message drop category, earning both the award and a scholarship from the National Intercollegiate Flying Association for $1500. The flying team, made up of 25 Auburn students, enhances their classroom learning and helps create connections between students and professionals in the airline industry. The team competed against more than 20 other schools from across the nation in various flying events which test a range of skills from navigation to landing, and ground events, which focus on team members’ knowledge of federal regulations and aircraft recognition.