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Embry–Riddle’s Special VFR Productions Wins Bronze Award at 39th Annual Telly Awards

Embry–Riddle’s flight training media production group, Special VFR Productions, has received a bronze award in the Non-Broadcast Educational Video category at the 39th Annual Telly Awards. 

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media and BuzzFeed. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receive over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

The award-winning video, Normal Approach and Landing combines cinema quality video production with 3D motion graphics, special effects and professional voiceover and is part of a series of innovative flight training media that have garnered nearly 3.6 million views and over 32,000 YouTube subscribers in the last two years.

“When learning to fly, the normal approach and landing can be one of the most challenging maneuvers to master. It is one that students will spend the rest of their careers perfecting,” said Mark Avellino, head of the video production group and an Embry–Riddle graduate. “This video is some of our best work. It presents a difficult skill to master as an entertaining and informative learning experience.”

Special VFR Productions is based at the Daytona Beach Campus in the College of Aviation’s Flight Department. For more information, contact Mark Avellino, (386) 323-5095, avellinm@erau.edu.

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