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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 Spring 2012 lEttEr from thE prEsidEnt Our best gift to the next generation: knowledge. 3 chAttEr Embry-Riddle partners with Chinese universities • Aviation safety library comes to Prescott Campus • Daytona Beach welcomes fast-pitch softball • New lab supports unmanned aircraft systems degree • Eagle honored as FAA Master Mechanic 5 6 8 boundlEss Eco Eagle soars into aviation history Embry-Riddle aircraft is first of its kind. winGs of lEGAcy Teaching with jet fire Former professor’s lesson leaves lasting impression on students. fliGht pAth Golden ticket Sean Jodoin (’97 DB) is helping make ‘Virgin’ world of commercial , spaceflight possible. 12 8 10 Home on the range Eagle trio ensures space launch success. 12 Emphasis: innovation Photo by Mark Greenberg Embry-Riddle fosters and inspires idea generation in aviation and beyond. 20 18 20 22 6 GivinG to Embry-riddlE Multiplication effect Ted and Deborah Beneigh invest in future faculty—and students. Alumni in Action Teacher, trainer, pilot Christopher Walton (’82, PC; ’84, WW) spends his free time teaching future aviators. Alumni nEws Message from the Assistant Vice President • OctoberWest wows alumni • An extra-special homecoming • Two Eagle families are ‘in control’ • Alumnus Barry Schiff named Living Legend • Alumni leaders go on retreat • Women’s Initiative makes its debut • Alumni Association awards Eagle of Excellence at NBAA On the cover: Matthew Lyon, a student and member of the Autonomous Winged Educational Surveillance Operational Mission Experiment (AWESOME) at the Prescott Campus, launches the ‘Skywalker’ UAS in preparation for a national competition in June (See page 15). Photo by Stephen Rayleigh. 26 clAss notEs Find out what your fellow Embry-Riddle alumni are up to now. now PRinTEd on REcyclEd PAPER www.ERAUAlUMni.oRG Spring 2012 liFT 1 http://WWW.ERAUALUMNI.ORG

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

Lift - Spring 2012
Letter from the President
Wings of Legacy
Flight Path
Home on the Range
Emphasis: Innovation
Giving to Embry-Riddle
Alumni in Action
Alumni News
Class Notes

Lift - Spring 2012