The Flight Safety Foundation on Jan. 7 announced that it has restructured its academic membership category to better serve students interested in aviation and that Embry-Riddle has signed on as the first new member in the revitalized category.
Previously, Flight Safety Foundation membership benefits in the academic category applied to faculty at the member institutions, but under the revised structure, membership benefits will be extended to students at member schools and training organizations. That means Embry-Riddle students as well as faculty will gain access to more information from Flight Safety Foundation, an independent, international, impartial nonprofit organization that champions aviation safety.
With the evolution of the Foundation’s website as a portal for all matters pertaining to aviation safety, students and faculty will have instant access to key safety articles, Foundation news, seminar proceedings and projects that will be useful to them in their academic teachings and studies. They will have 24/7 access to the information they want. Now that AeroSafety World, the journal of the Flight Safety Foundation has become an online resource through the digital subscription and mobile app, academic institutions will receive as part of their membership additional subscriptions for interested students. (Further information is available online.)
“Flight Safety Foundation is committed to inspiring and educating the next generation of aviation professionals,” said Jon Beatty, president and CEO of the Foundation. “With our newly enhanced Academic membership, we can provide access to a breadth of aviation information, safety guidelines and tools and resources. This not only prepares students for a career in aviation, but it also allows them to connect and network with other industry professionals.”
“We are very excited to partner with the Flight Safety Foundation. Safety is at the forefront of all our programs at Embry-Riddle and the access to resources that come with this enhanced membership will greatly benefit our students, faculty and staff,” said Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret. “The opportunity to expand our connections with safety industry leaders will provide our students hands on experiences with safety issues that correlate with their courses of study, better preparing them to enter the workforce.”
Additional benefits include opportunities for students to build their professional portfolios by providing editorial content to AeroSafety World or for use elsewhere on the Foundation website, opportunities for the academic institution to promote its program to Foundation members through the monthly Member Newsletter, which is emailed to more than 3,500 member contacts, and scholarship opportunities for students at academic member institutions.
Academic members under the previous Foundation structure will be given the opportunity to enroll in the new category based on the number of students in their program.
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