Fall 2015 Features

Through the Decades

From the Cover Story section

Take a walk through Embry-Riddle's history with this interactive timeline.

Miami Memories

From the In Other Words section

“I came to appreciate the order of magnitude difference in aviation mechanic disciplines, compared with the … maintenance on my 1928 Model A Ford.”

The Latin American Department

From the Wings of Legacy section

Centenarian ‘Zalo’ Lopez-Garzón (’43, MC) was one of the first international students at Embry-Riddle’s School of Aviation.


From the Flight Path section

Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris (’87, WW) of the Air Force Reserve is proud to walk the path set by some of her aviation heroes.

Onward and Upward

From the Special to this Issue section

At the end of a decade of leadership, President Emeritus John P. Johnson looks back on an era of innovation and discovery.

Strength in STEM

From the Giving To ERAU section

Support grows for a planned education center and planetarium at the Prescott Campus.

Legacy of Learning

From the Giving To ERAU section

James Raisbeck and Raisbeck Engineering endow chair at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus.

Giving History Its Place

From the Alumni in Action section

Phil Metz (’81, DB) helps preserve Embry-Riddle’s past for future generations.

Jack Hunt Era

From the Special to this Issue section

In 1963, Jack Hunt took the reins of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute and turned it on its ear.

Operation Bootstrap

From the Special to this Issue section

In order to thrive, Embry-Riddle needed a cohesive campus with direct access to a runway. Tamiami Airport was closing, and a move became inevitable.

A Vision for a Western Campus

From the Special to this Issue section

Jack Hunt saw potential in the abandoned buildings that used to be home to Prescott College and picked up the land for a bargain.

National Championship Relived

From the Special to this Issue section

Coach Ridder turned a fledgling athletics program with five sports, no facilities of its own, and a terrible losing streak into NAIA champions.

Also in This Issue

Analog airplane altimeter indicating 3,000 feet.


From the Chatter section

Prescott named one of the best college observatories, strong finishes for flight teams and athletics, and more high points at Embry-Riddle.

Events on the Radar

From the Alumni News section

See a selection of upcoming alumni events where you can network and socialize with fellow Eagles.

Suborbital Space

From the Alumni News section

Embry-Riddle alumni are pioneering the study of noctilucent clouds.

Alumni Updates

From the Class Notes section

Find out what your fellow alumni are up to now.

Eagle Authors

From the Alumni News section

Discover what books fellow Eagles are writing.

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