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Spring 2015 6 24 10 14 14 All CoVER Photo ANd NEEmo CouRtESy of NASA; fEAtuRE illuStRAtioN: BRyAN ChRiStiE; yoAk: dEAN WiNgARd Systems Go Embry-Riddle alumni play key roles in space exploration and the growing solar system economy 20 In Other W O rds aL umn I @W O rk 5 PilotPerspective 20 OnStageintheAir Capt. Brian Schiff ('93, WW) explains why pilots shouldn't over-rely on the autopilot Scott "Scooter" yoak ('08, dB) is living a pilot's dream; he flies a North American P-15 mustang for a living WI ngs Of Legacy 6 VeteranRootsRun Deep At the height of the Vietnam War, service members found a haven at Embry-Riddle during turbulent '60s, '70s and beyond gIVI ng tO embry- rI dd L e 22 GivingaLiftto FuturePilots Citation Jet Pilots owner-Pilot Association and the Bob hoover legacy foundation award scholarships for flight students fLI ght Path 8 LoveatFirstFlight Bill Borgsmiller ('97, PC) lives, breathes, works and plays aviation, and always has-and it all started by happenstance aL umn I I n act IO n 24 ChangingLives, OneScarfataTime An alumnus' efforts to benefit Afghan widows and their families 10 FindingNEEMO Embry-Riddle teams up with NASA to conduct research at the world's only undersea laboratory 26 A lumniNews 4 Feedback 2 Chatter A message from the Embry-Riddle News and notes Alumni Association, alumni and friends from the world of upcoming events offer comments Embry-Riddle and more and opinions 32 C lassNotes Find out what your fellow alumni are up to now read lift OnLIne! On the cOVer: NASA astronaut U.S. Air Force Col. Terry Virts ('97, WW) gazes at Earth from inside the Cupola, the observatory module of the International Space Station (ISS). Virts is serving a five-and-a-half month mission aboard the ISS. He returns to Earth in May. L IF T sP rI ng 2 0 1 5 AL UMN I . E R AU. E dU 1 http://ALUMNI.ERAU.EdU

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Lift - Spring 2015