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.