Historic Flight Simulator Offers Glimpse into Embry-Riddle's Past

Looking inside the small, historic 1943 flight simulator that was used by American and British aviators to prepare for air support and combat in WWII, students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus can almost picture what it was like for pilots learning to fly.
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A worldwide pilot shortage and new, innovative ways to enhance aviation training are key discussions this week in Daytona Beach, Fla. at the 2018 National Training Aircraft Symposium: The Changing Role of the Pilot, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The conference features presentations and keynotes speakers from NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Piedmont Airlines, the Aviation Technician Education Council, the Air Line Pilots Association and the U.S. Air Force, among others.
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Embry-Riddle Worldwide Professor Deborah Donnelly-McLay, a United Parcel Service 767 pilot, co-authored a peer-reviewed study, with Harvard University researchers, showing how pilot performance is affected by specific carbon dioxide levels on the flight deck.
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Along the shorelines of Menard-May Park in Edgewater, Florida this week, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, flew high above the water capturing high-resolution images and video of this area of Mosquito Lagoon, which is part of the Indian River Lagoon system.
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When Hurricane Irma grazed Puerto Rico’s northern coast on September 6, 2017, the island lost $45 million in crop yields to the Category 5 storm. Two weeks later, Hurricane Maria tore directly across Puerto Rico, claiming more than 4,600 lives and $780 million in agricultural losses.
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Detailed plans for an eco-friendly hybrid aircraft capable of switching back and forth between an electric motor and a traditional internal combustion engine has earned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University its first-ever patent from the European Patent Office (EPO).
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CIO magazine has published an informative article by Thor Olavsrud on how Embry–Riddle’s Vice President and CIO Becky Vasquez and her IT team of digital engineers worked with Worldwide’s College of Aeronautics leadership and faculty to design and build a virtual crash lab and aerial robotics virtual lab. The university group worked closely with business partners Pinnacle Solutions and Unity Technologies to, in effect, integrate the gamification of education into the university’s online curriculum.
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Soaring over Daytona Beach with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University flight instructors, Benedict Lim and Theodon David Teo said they enjoy the beauty of the open air space, grassy fields and the Atlantic coastline which is a sharp contrast from the Singapore high-rises.
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