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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 2 3 FALL 2012 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT There’s strength in numbers, and Embry-Riddle alumni are in uencing the aviation and aerospace industries with ours. CHATTER 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 6 8 Photos by Tony Giese Photography (right) and courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (below). WINGS OF LEGACY The Brazil connection Personal memories enhance institutional history. FLIGHT PATH Picture-perfect crash 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. 16 12 Carving New Ventures How two alumni are taking full advantage of business niches: jet charter and fractional ownership. 16 13 What Presence! Eagles put their degrees to use at some of the most successful and prestigious companies worldwide. 16 Releasing the Dragon 22 5 Alumni at controls of historic SpaceX launch. 20 22 6 GIVING TO EMBRY-RIDDLE Helping future leaders take flight Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship puts students on path to success. ALUMNI IN ACTION Blade runner Kevin Bredenbeck (’82, DB) is changing the game with dual rotor helicopter technology. Scan this with your mobile device to read Lift online! On the cover: Embry-Riddle alumni working at The Boeing Company’s production facility in Everett, Wash. Photo by Gail Hanusa, Boeing Photographer. 23 ALUMNI NEWS 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 27 CLASS NOTES Find out what your fellow Embry-Riddle alumni are up to now. NOW PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER WWW.ERAUALUMNI.ORG FALL 2012 LIFT 1 http://WWW.ERAUALUMNI.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Fall 2012

Lift - Fall 2012
Letter from the President
Wings of Legacy
Flight Path
Moving Mountains
Carving New Ventures
What Presence!
Releasing the Dragon
Giving to Embry-Riddle
Alumni in Action
Alumni News
Class Notes

Lift - Fall 2012