Spring 2020 Features

Wings of Legacy

Front Row Seats

Betz brothers participate in history-making decade at Embry-Riddle


Space Eagles

Alumni team contributes to historic Boeing Starliner capsule landing

Digital 3D model of oyster bed

Coastal Collaboration

Unmanned aircraft systems are helping researchers track the changing coastal environment



Students design autonomous robot to harvest microplastics from sand

Alumni in Action

Rowing the Distance

Former Air Force aviator sets world record for completing the longest solo, nonstop, unsupported ocean row across the Pacific from North America

In Other Words

What Makes an Engineer Tick?

'As I grew up, many things changed, but my captivation with and love of air and space flight never did.'

Photo of Ryze Tech – Tello Quadcopter
Web Exclusive

Cool Drones

Quadcopters have opened up a range of new uses for remote flying aircraft

Also in This Issue

ERAU President P. Barry Butler
From the President

A Tradition of Excellence

As we become synonymous with all things autonomous, we're inspired by a spirit of service


Staffing Up

New VP of enrollment, two deans named

ERAU Research Park

Park Place

Embry-Riddle’s Research Park is now home to the Eagle Flight Research Center

Analog airplane altimeter indicating 3,000 feet.


High points at Embry-Riddle

magazine cover illustration of airport terminal

Calling all Writers

Lift is looking for talented writers; plus, letters from alumni and friends

Giving To ERAU

Doubling the Impact

Board of Trustees Launches Scholarship Endowment Matching Challenge

Recipients of FedEd Purple Runway scholarship standing at the ERAU Daytona campus.
Giving To ERAU

Expanding Horizons

FedEx, Spirit Airlines’ scholarships encourage diversity in aviation

dad working with pillow over his ears while kids have a pillowfight in the background

Eagle Impact

Around the globe, alumni step up to combat and contain the pandemic

Lab equipment

Virtual Space

Embry-Riddle establishes joint space research lab with the University of Luxembourg


Full STEAM Ahead

Marie-Jeanne Steady Ndiaye (’13) is using hands-on learning techniques to inspire and educate young people in West Africa

Alumni News

Grand Fam

Eagle baseball players share a lifelong bond

Alumni News

Chancellor’s Salute

Capt. Kurtis Ludwig (’94) recognized for service to students and industry

Stacks of books on a table in a library or bookstore
Alumni News

Eagle Authors

Discover the books your fellow alumni are writing

Students around a car they made.

Tailwinds: Vroom!

Last issue's Tailwinds photo, and a new one to spark your memories

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