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c l a s s n ot e s To share your Class Notes with Lift and your fellow alumni, join eaglesNEST, the online community created exclusively for graduates of Embry-Riddle. Visit and “Join the NEST” today; or submit your announcements via email to David Macko (’96, DB) serves as a First Officer with Emirates Airline in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He recently finished training to fly the world’s largest airliner, the Airbus A380, with his first flight as a pilot on May 11, 2011. Sean Mulholland (’97, DB) Lt. Col. (Ret.) Max Corneau Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward Career NeWs was named manager of safety programs at Texas Aero Engine Services LLC (TAESL), a joint venture between American Airlines and Rolls-Royce plc. Mike Torres (’97, PC) works for 1980s Lt. Col. (Ret.) Max Corneau (’85, DB) retired from the vice president of publishing at Sporty’s Academy. Master Sgt. Gregory Tarancon (’89, DB), a native Services with an office in Dallas. He is married and has one son. Cmdr. George “Brain” M. Perry (’92, DB) is the Army as a Master Aviator and Intelligence Officer in the IC in 2009 and is now a senior engineer in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. He is a board member of several international space organizations and a JPL Solar System Ambassador. His photography has appeared in museums, including the Smithsonian. Some of his photography can be seen at Corneau photo courtesy of NASM; Woodward photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force of Cuba, recently served with the U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan, providing training, mentorship and advice to the Afghan forces. He is a three-time Bronze Star Medal recipient. He has a 23-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son. 1990s Brian Hirshman (’90, DB) was Executive Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 115 at Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan. He was recognized by the Association of Naval Aviation as the 2000 A.C. Read Navigator of the Year and has authored articles published in Approach, Joint Forces Quarterly and Proceedings magazines. Washy Tolani (’92, DB) is fly- Boeing and has been assigned as the flight test director for the B-787 on airplane number 1. His wife, Kim Torres (’98, PC; ’10, WW), recently earned her master’s degree in Aeronautical Science. Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward (’97, WW) com- Mark Ozeroff (’87, DB) recently published a historical fiction novel titled Days of Smoke. A lifelong pilot, he lives on an airport with aircraft ranging from Sopwith to Learjet. Paul Jurgens (’89, DB) is the chief flight instructor for glider, multi-engine land and primary flight operations for Sporty’s Academy at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio. He is also the at the lead of Southwest Airlines’ effort to determine the cause and corrective action for the April 2011 incident aboard one of the airline’s 737s, during which a hole appeared in the fuselage above the cabin. He currently serves as vice president of maintenance and engineering at Southwest. Robert Griffin (’91, DB) is a ing for PT Sriwijaya Air, a private airline in Indonesia with primarily domestic routes that currently operates Boeing 737-200 and 737-300/400, and has a fleet of approximately 27 aircraft, with plans to expand. He also recently joined the Safety and Security Directorate as a Civil Aviation Certified Officer (CASO). Neil Werner (’94, PC) serves manded the combat air campaign over Libya in March and April, ordering more than 2,100 sorties and 200 cruise-missile strikes to enforce a United-Nations sanctioned no-fly zone ordered by President Obama in an effort to protect Libyan civilians from violence threatened by their president, Moammar Gaddafi. Woodward is the first woman in U.S. history to command a military air campaign. Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is the western regional manager for Cornerstone Investment as CEO of KC Camps (Kids Convention Camps) of Richmond, Texas. Campus Legend MC miami Campus DB daytona Beach, Fla. PC prescott, ariz. WW Worldwide Campus WWW.ERAUAlUMNi.oRg Fall 2011 liFT 27 http://WWW.ERAUALUMNI.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Fall 2011

Lift - Fall 2011
Table of contents
Letter from the President
Partnership expands high-performance vehicle research
Leading ladies
5-Star Philanthropist
Birds of a feather
We made it happen in 2011!
A winning combination
Blue sky landing
Alumni news
Class notes

Lift - Fall 2011