Lift - Fall 2012 - (Page 1)
TH E ALU M N I MAGA Z I N E O F E M B RY-R I D D L E AE R O NAUTI CAL U N IVE R S IT Y
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
There’s strength in numbers, and Embry-Riddle alumni are in uencing the aviation and aerospace industries with ours.
Daytona Beach gets quieter Cessna ﬂeet • Prescott Campus joins Cal Pac Conference • Prescott Eagles bring home NIFA gold • Keeping aviation and aerospace industries informed • ROTC grads begin careers in Air Force • ‘Alphabet Soup’ demolition makes way for new college building
Photos by Tony Giese Photography (right) and courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (below).
WINGS OF LEGACY
The Brazil connection
Personal memories enhance institutional history.
Leland Shanle Jr. (’92, WW) leads team that executes 727 drone ight and controlled wreck for safety’s sake.
10 Moving Mountains
Jeff Bourk (’95, DB) leads groundbreaking commercial airport in southwest Missouri.
12 Carving New Ventures
How two alumni are taking full advantage of business niches: jet charter and fractional ownership.
13 What Presence!
Eagles put their degrees to use at some of the most successful and prestigious companies worldwide.
16 Releasing the Dragon
Alumni at controls of historic SpaceX launch.
GIVING TO EMBRY-RIDDLE
Helping future leaders take ﬂight
Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship puts students on path to success.
ALUMNI IN ACTION
Kevin Bredenbeck (’82, DB) is changing the game with dual rotor helicopter technology.
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On the cover: Embry-Riddle alumni working at The Boeing Company’s production facility in Everett, Wash. Photo by Gail Hanusa, Boeing Photographer.
Message from the Assistant Vice President • Veterans Appreciation Day • John Markham (’96, PC) honors Bataan March survivor • Commencement 2012 • Student Women Ambassadors attend WIA • Keith Schlee (’04, ’06, DB) advances fuel slosh research • Eagles convene in Singapore
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Fall 2012
Lift - Fall 2012
Letter from the President
Wings of Legacy
Carving New Ventures
Releasing the Dragon
Giving to Embry-Riddle
Alumni in Action
Lift - Fall 2012