It has been a busy spring for the Maverick Flight Team. We have undergone officer changes so we can get a head start on the upcoming season. Along with the officer changes, former flight team Captain and region Top Pilot, Keith Devine has become the Head Coach of Maverick Flight Team for the 2011/2012 season. We are excited to be able to keep Keith on board. His past experience will help ensure that MFT stays steered in the right direction. Flight team is also proud to announce the retainment of Jason Ceminsky as our advisor for next year. Jason did an awesome job this past year and MFT is looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Flight team has also been pursuing fundraising opportunities and sponsors for the upcoming season. We are currently speaking at the Minnesota Business Aviation Association's monthly meeting on May 11th at Minneapolis International Airport. We hope to establish a long lasting relationship with the MBAA along with it's members to help keep Minnesota State aviation graduates working in Minnesota long after graduation. We are very fortunate to be located so close to the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area, which is the home to many different corporate flight departments, as well as the home base to a few commercial airlines. North Star Aviation, our training provider, will be supplying a Piper Seminole at a reduced cost so MFT can fly to the meeting and look even more professional to the MBAA members.
The flight team is conducting an apparel fundraiser that will end Monday, May 2nd, after the aviation banquet that is coming up this weekend, Saturday, April 30th. We are hoping to have our own table at the banquet so we can show fellow students and alumni our apparel samples, as well as sell some clothing. All proceeds will go to the Maverick Flight Team to be used towards training for competition and paying for member uniforms in the fall. The apparel order form is attached below. Remember it is DUE MONDAY, MAY 2ND. The forms can be turned into any MFT member or Juanita in Armstrong Hall, Room 328.
MFT will be volunteering at HyVee this summer in late July in an effort to do some more fundraising for the upcoming season. We are also planning a service project with the Midwest Youth Football League that is to take place in late June/early July this summer. Each of these opportunities could lead towards monetary donations to the flight team for the 2011/2012 season.
Just a few final notes; we have set our PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE FALL!
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 - 8:30 PM and
Saturdays, at the airport, starting at 10:00 AM
The MFT Informational Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 and Wednesday, May 4 at 4:30 PM in Armstrong Hall, Room 13.
I hope everyone is having a great conclusion to the 2010/2011 school year.
Maverick Flight Team Captain