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On the top floor of the College of Arts & Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus, astronomy students and professors analyze the atmospheres of stars as seen through the largest university-based telescope in Florida – the 1-meter Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope in the Physical Sciences Department’s Observatory.
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Embry-Riddle and City of Prescott dignitaries gathered alongside students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the official opening of the western campus’ newest residential hall, Thumb Butte Suites. The ceremonial ribbon cutting coincides with the annual OctoberWest celebration, made all the more special as the University commemorates its 40th anniversary in Arizona this year.
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As a boy growing up in Iceland, Snorri Gudmundsson put a lot of thought into how airplanes could fly. During many trips to a nearby airport in Reykjavik with his father, he asked, “How can something made of metal become airborne? It’s heavy. How can it lift off?” If he wanted to understand, Gudmundsson’s father told him, he needed to read a lot and do mathematics.
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For the first time, a team of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students has confirmed the accuracy of a component of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen) at high altitudes using a NASA research aircraft. The results of their research using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology, which shifts air traffic control from ground-based radar to more precise satellite-derived positions, could help determine how rocket launches and sub-orbital space flights best integrate into the national airspace.
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Surrounded by deep canyons and rugged, scenic sandstone formations resembling the red terrain of Mars, researcher Ryan L. Kobrick paces himself as he climbs about 200 feet up a steep desert mountain in south-central Utah named after one of the moons of Mars.
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On Jan. 2, 1999, a pilot flying a single-engine, piston-powered aircraft under visual flight rules departed Walgett, on the eastern side of Australia, and headed for Merriwa, on the continent’s westernmost edge.
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Inside Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Laboratory at the Daytona Beach Campus, new, cutting-edge flight simulation technology and software is being installed, assuring that the lab remains one of the most advanced unmanned aircraft simulation facilities in the country.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Rhonda Capron to Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Prescott Campus. Capron officially joined the university on September 25. Capron, together with campus Deans, will manage and coordinate the strategic academic portfolio on behalf of the Chancellor. She will work closely with the vice chancellors for academics at Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses to coordinate the policies, procedures, and initiatives that extend across the University. 
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. –  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University— Prescott Campus student and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028 cadet Austin Fischer is the recipient of the 2018 Air Force Association (AFA) “Outstanding ROTC Cadet of the Year” award. Fischer received this honor at the AFA Air, Space, and Cyberspace Conference in Washington, D.C.
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West of Africa’s vast Saharan desert, a bomb explosion on the island of Gran Canaria caused air traffic to be diverted to Tenerife North Airport on neighboring island Tenerife on March 27, 1977. Jets quickly clogged the airport’s only taxiway. KLM Flight 4805 surged for takeoff as Pan Am Flight 1736, obscured by heavy fog, remained on the runway, having missed a turn onto the taxiway.
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A high-tech effort to help students feel connected with Embry-Riddle and persist with their studies this week earned a top award for excellence in higher education. The Embry-Riddle Worldwide Retention, Affinity and Persistence initiative was honored by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies – known as WCET.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott co-host Wings Out West, featuring an aerial demonstration, numerous static aircraft displays, an aeronautical tech fair, and a regional fly-in at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.
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Smart composite materials now under development in Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) show promise for improving aviation safety by continuously monitoring aircraft for structural failures – even in flight.
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Thousands of students in Florida have received a head start on college by taking courses in their high schools through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute, the largest aerospace/aviation-related dual enrollment program in the country.
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As part of Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, a panel of top community legal experts discussed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the current and persistent challenges of the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizures.
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