Fall 2015 Features

Cover Story

Through the Decades

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

In Other Words

Miami Memories

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

Wings of Legacy

The Latin American Department

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

Flight Path


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

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Onward and Upward

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

Giving To ERAU

Strength in STEM

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

Giving To ERAU

Legacy of Learning

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

Alumni in Action

Giving History Its Place

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

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Jack Hunt Era

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

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Operation Bootstrap

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.

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A Vision for a Western Campus

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

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National Championship Relived

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.


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

Alumni News

Events on the Radar

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

Alumni News

Suborbital Space

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

Class Notes

Alumni Updates

Find out what your fellow alumni are up to now.

Alumni News

Eagle Authors

Discover what books fellow Eagles are writing.

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