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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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If an astronaut eats an apple aboard the International Space Station, where does the core go? On Earth, what happens to the waste generated by food processing? Undergraduate researchers Katya Rivera and Allison Larsen, mentored by faculty member Dr. Foram Madiyar, are preparing to extract therapeutic compounds from food waste or “pomace” such as fruit peels, seeds and cores. If they can optimize the technique, it would dramatically reduce food waste and increase the healthy benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables – on Earth or in space.
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Prescott, AZ – August 2, 2018 – Eviation, an Israeli startup pioneering the industry’s first all-electric aircraft, selected Prescott for its US corporate headquarters.  Eviation will open an office at the former Guidance Aviation building, at the Prescott Municipal Airport in August.
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Whether they want to major in aviation, engineering or other career fields, close to 40 high school students from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently studied for three weeks at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as part of a program with Embry-Riddle’s Language Institute, the U.S. Department of State and the UAE Ministry of Education.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Visitors to the Prescott area, including those traveling to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will soon be able to take advantage of new jet service from Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) commencing in late August of 2018. SkyWest Airlines, flying under the United Express banner, will offer service to Los Angeles (LAX) and Denver (DEN), with connections available to dozens of United Airlines destinations nationally and internationally.
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The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus hosted an awards ceremony for a WWII veteran who was formally presented with his Air Medal and three other medals after more than 70 years of service.
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For a second year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State University students joined forces as the Arizona Hyperloop Team (“AZLoop”) to develop new super-fast mass transportation technology, in response to a SpaceX challenge.
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The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have released the key results of the ATRS 2018 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force report at their World Conference in Seoul, South Korea. The benchmark project is hosted at the College of Business at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Fla. (USA).
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