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Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univerity – Prescott among the universities chosen for the 2018 Top Hawk program, and is to accept the delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 to support flight training, university recruiting efforts and promotional activities throughout the year.
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As companies develop space vehicles to send private individuals into outer space, a new lab at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus may become the industry’s testbed for spacesuit design.
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Continuing more than three decades as champions, The Eagles Flight Team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus has won the 2017-2018 Region IX National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (NIFA SAFECON) competition. Embry-Riddle students received 11 first-place victories in addition to the overall SAFECON championship at Auburn University Regional Airport in Auburn, Ala., from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4. Embry-Riddle continues to the national competition in April/May in Terre Haute, Ind.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Golden Eagles Flight Team was inducted into the San Diego International Air & Space Museum’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, 2017. Since 1963, the Hall of Fame has honored more than 200 of the world’s most significant pilots, crew members, visionaries, inventors, aerospace engineers, business leaders, preservationists, designers and space pioneers.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 157, located in Daytona Beach, Florida, has long been considered one of the top AFROTC units in the country. This year is no exception, with three cadets making the rated supplemental list, and five of whom have been selected to attend Euro-Nation Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT).
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Approximately seven years in the making, engineering students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus will launch EagleSat-1, a cube satellite (CubeSat) aboard a Delta 2 rocket scheduled to lift off from California on Nov. 18, 2017, at 2:47 a.m.
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Thirty representatives of Brazil’s four major airlines including pilots, executives, maintenance and airport managers will travel to Embry-Riddle Riddle Aeronautical University as part of the inaugural class of graduates of the Aviation Management Program offered by Embry-Riddle Central & South America. The Nov. 13-17 visit to university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus will include an airport and air traffic control center visit, campus tour, workshops, mock panels and project presentations. The five-day visit will culminate in a graduation and reception on Friday, Nov. 17 at the university’s Jim W. Henderson Administration Welcome Center at 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s Europe-Berlin campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Nov. 3, with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and leadership representatives gathering to recognize its successes, but also look forward to further educate and innovate the aviation industry there.
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“Everyair,” a mobile aviation-charter quoting application developed by Embry-Riddle junior Tim Christovich, invites travelers to “Go anywhere with Everyair!” and it allows them to price-shop by time, date, destination and more.
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After serving 12 years as a U.S Army infantryman, Stephen Walsh had quite an adjustment when he started at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University last fall. The 30-year-old’s world went from fighting in war zones on two deployments in Iraq and another two in Afghanistan to attending classes with 18-year-olds who were the same age he was when he enlisted.
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The Joint Unmanned Air Traffic Team (JUATT) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus is working to change the way commercial unmanned operators and participating hobbyists safely fly their aircraft. They have developed an unmanned air traffic control system based on the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS). The use of this grid system is common for current military operations and students at Embry-Riddle have been educated on how to use MGRS.
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The Federal Aviation Administration projects between 2016 and 2020 that sales of small, hobbyist unmanned aircraft systems and sales of UAS for commercial purposes are expected to grow from 2.5 million to 7 million. Four Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professors have written a guide to help enthusiasts better understand the booming field.
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Tucked behind the tennis courts on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus, a large blue shipping container crowned by a mysterious-looking scientific instrument is being used to capture light and better understand the very edge of space.
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Daytona Beach Campus College of Business Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Bijan Vasigh was interviewed on Southwest Florida International Airport attracting a new tenant for its Skyplex commercial park, in a News-Press story titled "RSW Airport's North Side Attracts Developer, Longtime Chicago-O'Hare Construction Czar."
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The Embry-Riddle Halloween Carnival, Oct. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. is free and open to all children in the Daytona Beach area.
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