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OSU Airport will host SAFECON, The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Conference (SAFECON).
Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:48 pm UTC

May 1-11, 2013 from 8:00-18:00 OSU Airport will host SAFECON, The National Intercollegiate Flying
Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Conference (SAFECON).

This event significantly increases aircraft operations over residential communities surrounding OSU
Airport. Additional information about SAFECON is available at http://safecon2013.com/

Residents impacted by aircraft noise can contact the airport by phone at 292-9055 or by email at
noise@osuairport.org . Include your name; address w/zip code; date, time, and details. Please cc
WOOSE at noise@woose.org.

In 2006 OSU hosted SAFECON. The SAFECON Daily reported “OSU TRAFFIC UP 5X” stating “… daily traffic
was averaging between 1200-2000 operations with maximum traffic peaking at approximately 200
operations per hour.” The June 2006 OSU Airport Newsletter reported: “During this time period, OSU
Tower watched its average 400-500 op day increase to approximately 1200 per day. Two days topped the
2000 mark, with a single day peaking at 2114 operations. The total traffic count for the event
reaches nearly 15,000 by mid May, in turn giving OSU Federal Contract tower another milestone in the
9 year relationship that has been going since July of 1997.”

OSU hosted SAFECON in 2007 an in an effort to reduce noise exposure for area residents ground
activities were held at OSU airport while flight activities took place at Rickenbacker airport.

OSU last hosted SAFECON in 2011.


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