GH man helps WMU Sky Broncos to win

A Grand Haven man helped Western Michigan University's precision flight team, the Sky Broncos, win top honors in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Region III event last week.
Nov 2, 2011


With the win, the team qualified for next spring’s national competition, which will be held May 14-19 at Kansas State University.

Joseph Batchelder is a freshman studying aviation flight science at WMU. He graduated from Western Michigan Christian High School in 2009.

In last week’s competition, Batchelder placed sixth in Computer Accuracy.

The 13-member WMU team competed in NIFA’s Safety and Evaluation Conference, held Oct. 24-28 at Ohio University. The Sky Broncos took second place in both the flight and ground events, finishing first overall with a total of 211 points.


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