Four Embry-Riddle faculty, Brent A. Terwilliger (’00, DB; ’05, WW), program chair for the M.S. in Unmanned Systems at the Worldwide Campus, David Ison (’03, WW), research chair for the College of Aeronautics at the Worldwide Campus, John Robbins (’08, DB), program coordinator for the B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Science at the Daytona Beach Campus, and Dennis Vincenzi, chair of the aeronautics department, undergraduate studies, at the Worldwide Campus, authored Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide: Exploring Designs, Operations, Regulations, & Economics. The book will be published in fall 2016 by Aviation Supplies & Academics.
“Three of the authors are alumni and many of our colleagues across all three campuses, 15 plus, have played a part in providing thorough review and recommendation of the text, so this is very much an Embry-Riddle Unmanned Aircraft Systems community effort,” says Terwilliger. Given the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement of small-UAS regulations in June 2016, the timing of the book’s release is significant. It covers many of the critical areas associated with the acquisition, operation and sustainment of small UAS.
“Our hope is that it will be a useful resource to many of our students, alumni and partners,” Terwilliger says.
Cass D. Howell, professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, authored Forty Years and Forty Fathoms, a novel published by Bluewater Press in 2016. Set in the early 1980s in Hawaii, this mystery thriller explores themes of revenge, love and redemption. Howell is a retired Marine Corps officer and the son of a Pearl Harbor survivor.