Zachary M. Capra (’18, DB), 25, of Thornton, Colorado, died April 4, 2018, in an aircraft accident in Daytona Beach, Florida. John Azma, founder of Azma FLT of Orlando, Florida, also died in the accident. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Capra enlisted in July 2012 and served through 2016 as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, deploying twice to the Persian Gulf.
In August 2016, he started his studies at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. Capra was a senior, set to graduate, at the time of his death. He was awarded a posthumous degree of Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics during a memorial service held on April 9. His degree was further certified at the May 7 Daytona Beach Campus commencement ceremony.
A scholarship honoring Capra’s life and passion for aviation has been established at Embry-Riddle. To make a gift, visit: givingto.erau.edu/honor-zach.