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A 21st Century Scavenger Hunt The search for Malaysian Flight 370 Anthony Carpeneti Staff Reporter More than two weeks after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared during its regularly scheduled flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, no trace of it has ever been found. So far, an area nearly the size of the United States, which amounts to nearly 3 million square miles, has yielded some leads but no proof of where the Boeing 777-200ER is or what even happened to it. Searchers have used everything from ships, to aircraft, to even satellites. Here, we look at some of the technology being used to locate the wreckage. From above the Earth, satellites are being used to try and find places in the ocean that have suspicious objects floating up at the surface. China has a couple Satellites searching in the new southern corridor area, which was triggered by a Chinese satellite. NASA is also positioning a satellite in that area. This particular satellite will be used to look for the Pingers coming off the black boxes and where they might be. Still above the Earth, but not as far up as the satellites, we have aircraft. There are Reconnaissance aircraft searching the seas from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and China helping in the search. One aircraft that is trying to help find pieces of wreckage is the Lockheed P-3C Orion. Built in the 1960s during the height of the Cold War, this aircraft is used as a Submarine hunter. Because of its long-range, long-loiter capability, the P-3 can remain in the air for up to 16 hours, which has made it a benchmark for maritime patrol aircraft. Another aircraft being used in the
search is the P-8A Poseidon, which is a new addition to the U.S. Navy’s arsenal. The P-8A is being phased in as a replacement for the P-3 Orion in the U.S. Navy. It is built on the reliable Boeing 737 airframe, has a maximum speed of 490 knots, can fly up to 41,000 feet, can cover more than 1200 nautical miles in four hours, and is arguably the world’s most sophisticated anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft. Yet another aircraft being used in the search is the Ilyushin IL-76. These four engine, medium range Russian jets can be used as a commercial freighter or military transporter. The Chinese Air Force is using these jets. Something interesting about the Il-76 is that it has an Aerial-Delivery System (ADS) for dropping cargo and other useful equipment while in flight, something that may be useful if a crash site is found, but might not be necessary. And last but not least, there are the ships of various navies being used in the search. A Chinese Icebreaker, which was involved in the rescue of a Russian research vessel stuck in the Antarctic ice earlier this year, changed course and is steaming towards the new wreckage location spotted by Chinese satellites. The British Royal Navy has sent a coastal survey ship to join the search. That ship is designed to carry out a wide range of survey work. The U.S. Navy’s 7th fleet has been a major contributor to the search from the get-go, providing ships, aircraft and considerable technical know-how. As a precautionary measure in case a debris field is located, the fleet is moving a “black box” locator into the region, which would provide a significant advantage in locating the missing aircraft’s own flight data recorder. For a search of this magnitude, it is really amazing to see all the assets in the area being used for a noble cause. This really is a multinational search effort.
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Hawaiian Spring Break A personal account from the trip
Dayton Drugovich Correspondent For those of you who know about domestic and flag operations, HNL is considered Flag Ops by the FAA. Unfortunately, it is considered domestic by the airlines which means no food on board. For a 9-hour flight, no food is a pain, especially since you will be on the plane for both lunch and dinner time. The flight itself was not anything exciting or worthwhile. United does play the half way to Hawaii game in which you try to guess what time you will reach the halfway point and you have the chance to win a decent prize. On our flight, 1st place was a bottle of champagne and 2nd was a Lonely Planet book about Hawaii.
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United’s domestic 777’s are not the best birds to be on in terms of comfort. Their first class section is made up of just normal seats that can be found up front on a 737 or Airbus. In coach, the seating layout is 2-5-2 which is terrible if you have that
middle seat in the section of 5. However, I actually lucked out and got a row of 5 all to myself. I think these seats are actually better than first class on this particular flight. The other problem I have with these ships is the IFE (In Flight Entertainment).
They have decided to go with streaming on your own device, similar to what you do with a Netflix account, which I’m perfectly fine with (although I would have liked a larger selection, there was enough for the duration of the flight). Continued on A3 >>
Fit for Flight Aviation Gear Cole Shenk ERAU Alumnus Hey there, I’m an ERAU Alumni and I’d like to tell you a little bit about how I got into my aviation career and where it has taken me. I started at the Embry- Riddle Daytona Campus 1993, and I graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science. I am currently an FAA approved check Airman for my company in the Hawker 800/850XP fleet. I have just over 7,000hrs total, 5,000 Jet PIC. Our company is a 135 charter Company that has 70+ jets. Our fleet consists of both Hawker 400XP (formerly Beechjet), 800/850XP’s, and we are just getting into the large cabin market with Challenger 604/605’s. We currently have over 200 pilots and growing.
I graduated Embry Riddle with all ratings including CFII/MEI. I started building time flying banners out of Flagler. I went on to Flight Instruct and fly charter for about 2 years. It was mainly small charter flying along with flight instructing in Cessna 402’s and 421’s. I then started flying King Air’s and started building turbine time. Once I had enough turbine time, I got hired into a Beechjet 400, and worked my way up from there to where I am today. I have three years international experience as well, and was an instructor pilot in Russia on the Hawker 850XP’s with Proline 21 for Russian crews that were newly type rated. I have also flown in Europe and Southeast Asia extensively. A few years back, a good friend and fellow Pilot Jeff
Garrone and I realized we couldn’t find any aviation-related clothing that we wanted to wear. So, we decided to start a clothing line geared toward active pilots that we called V1 Industries. My friend, Jeff, is also a ERAU grad and currently a captain at a major airline. The name comes from something we use on a daily basis while flying jets. V1 is defined as the maximum speed during takeoff at which a pilot can safely stop the aircraft for an emergency or continue the takeoff without running out of runway. We are also both avid moto cross racers and love extreme sports. V1 began with some edgy t-shirt designs and continues today with an ever evolving line of merchandise to include: t-shirts (men and women), hats, and an innovative backpack-cooler
flight bag. We now own and operate our own printing company. This gives us a distinct advantage to produce quality apparel. We also have the advantage of being commercial pilots, so we really love to focus on finding and developing items that fit into our lifestyle. ERAU students can always enjoy a discount while shopping at v1industries.com. Just use the promotion code ERAU at checkout for 10% off of any order. We update our shopping cart monthly with our newest designs. We also are starting a program where you can submit your own designs for print on our website. Visit our website and signup for our newsletters. Your information is safe with us and you get monthly updates! !!and chances to win cool aviation gear!
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THE TIME IS NOW! If you have even had a passing thought about studying at one of our international partner universities…let’s talk! If you are interested in heading on an amazing international experience this Fall of 2014, you have to start now. Our partner universities are currently taking nominations to attend their universities and take classes in English. As of today, we have 7 students heading out this Fall to places like Greece, Spain and Korea, and the numbers and locations are growing. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. There are many people we
have heard, past students and current seniors, who have regretted not taking the opportunity to study at one of our international partner universities. Don’t regret not taking the opportunity, don’t wish you had and don’t think you can’t…because you CAN study abroad and it will be the most amazing experience of your life. If you are interested in talking to one of our many students (students in your major) who made the decision to go study internationally, we would be happy to put you in touch with one to find out firsthand what it was like. We guarantee that every one of the students who studied abroad would do it again! Additionally, if you
would like to talk to one of our international exchange students from our host universities and programs so they can tell you about their school, we can do that as well. They are more than happy to talk to you. Current exchange students from partner universities include: Massey University (New Zealand), University of Hong Kong, University of Bremen (Germany), Korea Aerospace University, University of Valencia (Spain), European Business School (Germany) and more. Even our specialized and unique degree program of Aeronautical Science has a list of places they can go. Our Aeronautical Science majors have several choices to choose from where class-
es are in English. Those choices include Australia, France, New Zealand and Spain. All majors have a wonderful list of exotic locations to choose from and the price…the price to study at one of our partner universities for one semester is less expensive than studying here for one semester. So, take a walk on the international academic side and make new friends while exploring our wonderful world! Stop by, call or e-mail Study Abroad for more information. We are located on the 2nd floor above the Departure Lounge. Our phone number is 386226-6215 and our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t wait until it is too late!
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Hawaii Continued from A1 >> There is one problem with this system: iPads and laptops run out of power and there are no power outlets on the plane. To me, it seems like someone dropped the ball with that one. We arrived in HNL on time and parked at the Diamond Head concourse and were off the plane in about 10 minutes. HNL is one of my favorite airports in the world. It offers great views for plane spotting, a Japanese peace garden, and an open air design that lets the warm air of the Pacific flow through the whole terminal letting you know the minute you step off the plane that you are in Hawaii. Once I made my way outside, I found the hotel shuttle. I was staying at the Marriott on Waikiki beach. It’s about a 20 minute drive to the hotel, which is a right smack dab in the middle of the “touristy” part, which I do not like. When I travel, I normally try to stay away from the tourist area. There are just too many people and most of the time, I find better places when you leave that world behind, especially outside of the US. By this time it was getting pretty late and I was knackered so I decided to grab a bit to eat. The fish tacos were
amazing while I explored the area around the hotel. I walked on the beach and watched the sunset, which was actually really nice and I recommend doing it at least once, if not all the nights you spend there. My first full day started with breakfast at the hotel and making a plan of what looked good. I asked the concierge and she gave me some good ideas of what to do: hike up to the top of Diamond Head and Hanauma bay. On the island of Oahu, there is an extensive bus system rightly called “theBus” that can get you anywhere you want to go on the island. It is somewhat expensive at $2.50 a ride it does add up. The bus stops right at the base of Diamond Head, an inactive volcano. There is about a 2.5 mile trail that takes you up 1,000 feet to the top. It’s not a hard walk and there are plenty of people who do it, but it is tiring. After you make it to the top, there are breath taking views of Waikiki and the whole southeast portion of the island. There is also a bunker which is left over from World War II when it served as a look out for Japanese planes and ships. As I was making my way down, I began looking for a place to get some lunch. I asked someone at the park and they pointed out a great burger shack that was with-
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in walking distance. After a long bus ride, I got to Hanauma Bay state park around 1:30 and only had a few hours since the park closes at 6 p.m. There is an entrance fee since it is a state park, but it is well worth it. From there on, I walked down the beach. The neat thing about the bay is that it is heavily populated with coral reefs that are just a stone’s throw away from the water’s edge. This is a delightful place to spend a day, let alone a few hours. It makes the area very popular but I must have been doing something right because I had a good bubble around me of no one, which I loved. I snorkeled out to the reefs, which in the warm and clear waters of the Pacific seem to go on for miles. I headed back in and returned the equipment that I rented for a small fee and just sat on the beach in amazement of the surroundings it was so peaceful I even managed to squeeze in a small nap. Before I knew it, it was time
to head back the hotel. On Tuesday, I had signed up to go explore Kualoa Ranch, a massive 4,000 acre property on the northeast side of the island. You may have never heard of this place but if you’ve seen Jurassic Park, which I bet you have, then you’ve seen the ranch since it was filmed there. The hike started from the beach going back up into the valley with gorgeous panoramic views with mountains on either side. The further I went into the jungle, the more I saw views that were second to none. The mountains held significant historical value as the ancient Hawaiians believed that the mountains were sacred and the kings were to be buried here. I left the hotel pretty early for the flight in order to get more time at the airport. I wanted to have enough time to visit the United Club and walk around the airport before I left. Check-in and security was a breeze since
I was going through around 9 a.m. and in HNL, there is a heavy morning and night bank of flights. I made my way to the club which is on the second floor of the terminal for some breakfast. It offers great views of the whole airport. With some time left before boarding, I made my way over to the garden for a little stroll. It is a really nice place to go and relax; I was more than surprised that it was pretty empty. Boarding began on schedule and I was one of the first 50 on board and with the upper deck, I had to make my way up the stairs in the middle of the main deck business cabin. Now, I’m not a big fan of the upstairs on the 747 because there is really no overhead space and the overheads that are there are just big enough for a backpack so you have to store your bag in a closet in the rear of the cabin. On the other hand, what I do like up there is that you get the feeling like you’re on your own little private jet. With only 20
Private Pilot Certificates: ARISH PERCY KANGA JOSHUA PAUL COOK JOHN ALEXANDER ADAMS MOHAMED ALZAABI ALPHONSE JOSEPH GIGANTE STEPHEN ANDREW HEINZ BRYAN DANIEL ROSENTHAL Private Multiengine Add-on Rating: BLAKE MATTHEW GAMBSKY TORREY STEFAN BARNES Instrument Rating Certificate: SPENCER BAIR SCHRENK MICHAEL JOHN O'LEARY III ANTHONY DONTE ADDIE MICHAEL THOMAS PATTERSON CHIWOO KIM Commercial Pilot Certificate: HOTHAIFAH OTHMAN M KIDWAI ERIC JAMES JULIAN PETER NIKOLAUS GIESSWEIN RANDY WILLIAM RUTKOWSKI TIMOTHY DANIEL REYNOLDS JOSEPH JOHN DZWILEWSKI III CORY NEAL THROWER CHRISTOPHER MARINO UGOLINI HWANGSUK KANG
seats, you get a nice, personal feeling. We departed on the reef runway out of HNL taking off right over Pearl Harbor. That offered great views of both the harbor and the island itself. After takeoff, I settled in and began flipping through AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) which is at every seat and there was a much better selection than on the previous flight down. Lunch service began shortly. The choices were steak, pork, chicken, and pasta; I went with the pork chop, which was big and filling enough that I decided to pass on the ice cream for dessert, reclined into bed mode and dozed off for most of the flight. I awoke as we were just crossing the coastline on descent into Narita. We landed on time and were at the gate shortly thereafter. Customs was also strangely a breeze - normally when I’m going through there it takes a fair bit of time but I was through in probably 5 min and curbside waiting for the hotel bus.
Commercial Multiengine Add-on Rating: ETHAN CONNOR ANDERSON JEROME AROLDO LAWRENCE CHRISTOPHER LOUIS GALIONE JOSEPH ANTHONY VILLARINI PEREZ NATHAN EDWARD CORTRIGHT Commercial Single Engine Add-on Rating: JAMES MICHAEL REILLY ADAM PAUL JOHNSON COLIN CHRISTOPHER WHATLEY Flight Instructor Airplane Certificate: GYUTAE HWANG ABHISHEK DAVID Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate: JOHN FRANCIS HAYES VIVEK KAMLESH JADAV PATRICK ANDREW AMANN DONGJIN SHIN LOGAN JAY PAUL Flight Instructor Multiengine Certificate: DANIEL VINCENT URBANSKI
Successful Beach Cleanup! On saturday, March 8, 2014 the Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC) hosted a beach cleanup in Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach. Alonzo Sweet along with James Baldyga, Richard Allotey and Andre Prescott led the students at the beach. After arriving at the park, the students were given gloves, water, trash bags and sunscreen to help them during the service. They cleaned the beach and picked up trash items on the beach and in surrounding beach side areas. Trash was picked up from the sand dunes, from behind storm walls and in various areas on the beach. Some of the items collected were plastic items, left over barbeque items, Capri-sun
packets, cigarette butts, fishing line with hooks attached and even a wallet. Afterwards, the wallet was turned into the Port Orange police department. While doing service, onlookers were thankful for the service from these students. Twenty nine students attended the event and the majority of the students were from the organizations of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE). They all worked diligently to ensure that the beach was cleaned. All the students did one hour of service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This was a selfless act by the students for the community and because of their actions, the beach is cleaner and welcoming to the community.
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Intl and Graduate Forum Recap “
Jovita Pinto Intl. Representative
The International/Graduate Student Forum took place on March 27, 2014. It was a very informal forum
which consisted of important discussions of how to secure internships and full time jobs. First, we discussed what problems international students face in regard to paperwork to extend their
Get to Know your SGA Mark Millimet Chairperson, Touch N’ Go Productions Junior, Aeronautical Science My name is Mark Millimet. I am originally from Chicago, IL but grew up in a small town north of Boston, MA. I have two sisters, one is older and the other is my twin. After growing up in the north I was ready to get out of the cold and head south for college. I am a southern boy at heart growing up in a southern household in the north. I am Jewish and attended Hebrew school throughout my childhood before I had my bar ‘mitzvah. I knew at a very early age that I had a passion for aviation, which is why I am currently majoring in Aeronautical Science with minors in applied meteorology and air traffic management. I dedicate most of my time to my school and work. When I am not doing schoolwork my passions are my friends, family, and traveling. My dream in life is to work for Southwest Airlines out of Austin Texas. If I do not pursue a career as a pilot I plan to become an air traffic controller. My favorite team is the Boston Bruins, and I love going to hockey games as much as I can when I am back in Massachusetts. My favorite animal is a manatee because I think they are really cool. I love country music and my favorite artists are Sugarland and Little Big Town.
stay in the country and find a job immediately after graduation. Some of the problems we concluded from the forum are: OPT extensions in Non-STEM related fields, securing jobs after undergraduate degrees due to security clearance requirements, working on projects with ITAR compliance and securing funding for projects. The speakers for the forum, Kevin and Sarah Matiko, are great Embry-Riddle representatives. First, Sarah spoke about her undergraduate and graduate college experience. She focused on all her leadership experience that got her internships and all her networking contacts. She highlighted on her perseverance and dedication to her work and says, “It will all pay off in the end.” Kevin, on the other hand, got involved more in conversation. He spoke a lot about extra-curricular involvement. He had a lot of good advice on
She highlighted on her perserverance and dedication to her work and says, “It will all pay off in the end”
Alonzo Sweet COA Representative
research involvement, graduate school and engineering licenses. He suggested that we continue this discussion further as part of another forum. After the guest speakers, we went over certain tips to tackle the Career Expo effectively. Some of those tips were to research companies and job specifications, look professional, format resume appropriately, ask the right questions-keep the recruiter interested, approach the career fair with an open mind. On a side note, we also had the SGA President of Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus visit our forum and he found our presentation and discussion impressive.
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Spring Break: Australia
Mark Fetters/ Sydney skyline and Opera House after sunset
Sydney- The Harbour City Mark Fetters Correspondent Some background: for my spring break I had the opportunity to travel around the world. We began traveling from Daytona to Atlanta then to Los Angeles. From Los Angeles we flew to Sydney where we spent a couple night followed by a flight to Melbourne where we also spent a couple nights. From Melbourne we flew to Dubai, Frankfurt and Atlanta before returning to Daytona. Sydney was our first city we explored. After getting off the airplane and clearing customs, the best way to the city is the on the train. It was a Monday morning and the train was full of school children and people
off to work. Once you are in the city the best way around is the bus as the Sydney train system is not as extensive as other cities. The main tourist attraction is the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. For a great photo spot of both, a walk through the botanical gardens will give you an awesome postcard-like photo. A great place for dinner and a short walk from the Opera House is a restaurant/ pub called Lord Nelson in an area called The Rocks. Lord Nelson is Australia’s oldest pub/ microbrewery, and you can’t go wrong with beer (age 18 and over) and their famous Meat Pie. Other local attractions to visit are Darling Harbour with local shops,
restaurants and boat tours available. If you take a short ferry ride from the piers near the Opera House you can visit Manly Beach which feels more upscale and comparable to a beach town in California. If you are an early bird or enjoy the sunrises head over to Bondi Beach, where you can surf or just catch some rays. If you want to explore outside the city a two hour train ride will get you to the small town of Katoomba where after a short walk you will be greeted by the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters. If you are in to hiking there are various trails and distances you can hike for some spectacular views. Sydney is full of surprises and different areas to explore.
Mark Fetters/ Sunrise over Bondi Beach
Mark Fetters/Sydney Harbour Bridge
Melbourne-The Golden City Mark Fetters Correspondent
Mark Fetters/ Sunset over the bay in St. Kilda
Mark Fetters/ Pengiune on the rocks in St. Kilda
Only an hour’s flight away from Sydney, and one of the busiest air routes in the world is the city of Melbourne. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne’s primary airport) lies 14 miles to the North-West of the city center. With no public transportation from the airport, you will have to rent a car or take a bus, which will cost around $20.00 round trip and drop you off right in front of your hotel. The Central Business District, the heart of the city, is home to Federation Square. Federation Square was Melbourne’s first public park and was an area we found ourselves going to when we wanted to get to anywhere in the city. The main subway
station sits just across the street with regional routes where you can take a train to the Healesville Sanctuary where you will see some of Austrians’ native animals, the koala and kangaroo. The most common way we got around was the above ground, light rail system. A tourist MyKi card cost $12 and includes $8 in fare fee, which will last you one day and can be refilled at most convent stores. From Federation Square a short walk along the river and you arrive at the Olympic park, which also includes the Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Melbourne hosted the 1956 Olympics; it was the first Olympic games to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. The Olympic Park is now known for the annual tennis grand slam event, The Australian
Open. Just across the river from Federation Square is the Eureka Building. At only a price of $8 for students, the view from the 88th floor provides great views of Melbourne and the surrounding area. Albert Park, a typical park for 53 weeks out of the year but for 1 week becomes home the Australian Grand Prix the first race of the season for Formula One. We arrived a few days after the race and had the opportunity to walk the circuit for the race before it was torn down. A short tram ride outside the city to the city of St. Kilda provides the best spot to watch the sunset on the beach or pier. Around dusk if you go to the end of the pier you might get a glimpse of penguins as they come back for the night.
COA Dean Honored with Pinnacle Award Dean Brady Recognized for his Service to Embry-Riddle
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Zack Wilkinson News Editor Dr. Tim Brady, Dean of the College of Aviation, was honored at an awards banquet on Monday, March 17th in the Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center. The Dean has dedicated his time at Embry-Riddle to improving aviation training for our flight students and others across the country. The guests of the National Training Aircraft Symposium which took place on the 17th and 18th were invited, as well as many professors and staff from the University. Dr. Richard Heist, the Chief Academic Officer of ERAU welcomed
get a full flight line of aircraft for students in time for continuation of operations in the next academic year. “Sometimes the good Lord has a mysterious way of working.”, said Dean Brady. After the discussion, University President John P. Johnson presented Dr. Brady with the Pinnacle award to the applause of the hundreds in attendance. Dr Brady accepted the award and briefly spoke to the audience, “I could not have accomplished any of this without the support of my friends and colleagues, and most of all the love and support of my beautiful wife, Mary.” The Colgan Air crash in 2009 which resulted in
49 deaths caused a spotlight to settle on aviation training and certification. Though both pilots had more flight time than the law would eventually require, the FAA published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in February 2010. When the Aviation Rulemaking Committee, or ARC, convened In July 2010, Dr. Brady represented the Aviation Accreditation Board International (ABBI). In 2011 Dr. Brady briefed Flight Students and staff of the upcoming changes to the ATP stated in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and invited students and staff to comment. He has since spent time on Capitol Hill
testifying to congress as well as writing legislation regarding the new R-ATP. He has had a large part in protecting the flight students of this University and their degree programs from this overreaction of Congress. Through his efforts and that of may others, an academic credit model was developed and students from ABBI accredited Universities, such as ERAU, can receive their Restricted ATP at 1000 hours instead of 1500. Tim Brady Served in active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1980. He started out as an enlisted man and radio repairman. He was then commissioned as an officer through Avi-
ation Cadets in 1960. Dr. Brady received two distinguished flying crosses during his service in Vietnam and flew the C-130 for nearly 20 years. He currently holds an ATP with multi and single engine commercial certificates. Dr. Brady holds a Ph.D. in Education Administration from St. Louis University, which he acquired in 1986, an M.S. in management from Abilene Christian University from 1976, and he received a B.S. in Social Science from Troy State University in 1974. He has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration as well as teaching. Left: Dean Brady, his wife Mary, and President Johnson pose for a photograph after the awards ceremony
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Right: Peter Morton and Dean Brady discuss the steps The Flight Department took to recover from losing an entire fleet of aircraft on christmas day 2006
all who attended and shared a bit about ERAU before inviting them to begin eating. After the food had been enjoyed, the award presentation began. Peter Morton, the Master of Ceremonies, and Dr. Brady sat together around a table and clicked through a candid slideshow depicting many endearing photos of Brady’s life, education, and hobbies. The two men talked through many of the defining moments in Dean Brady’s career, as well as a few lighthearted and comedic ones. Much conversation was spent on the topic of the ‘Christmas Day’ tornado in 2006. Despite destruction of nearly the entire fleet, Flight department staff was able to
A7 Campus ARMY ROTC During Speed Week
C/CPT Clare Correspondent With Daytona International Speedway’s race season coming to an end, Eagle Battalion, the Army ROTC program here at ERAU, began setting up for another season. Every year, Daytona Speedway requests ERAU Cadets to provide safety and security personnel for each and every race in the NASCAR circuit. Although not the
only ROTC program to volunteer at the races, Eagle Battalion supplied the greatest amount of personnel. Each cadet within Army ROTC worked at least 2-3 races. Some cadets worked as many as 6 shifts to fill the total of 574 shifts this race season. Each race shift was an average of 8-hours, contributing to a sum total of over 4,592 volunteer hours by cadets. During this time, Eagle Battalion
provided quintessential services such as traffic control, mirror checks, fence line protection and other crowd control positions. Managed by the Volusia County Sheriffs and Speedway personnel, cadets were able to get hands on training working with civilians in an asynchronous environment. Eagle Battalion contributed personnel to a total of six race days including the world renowned Daytona 500.
Beach Blast 2014 Julia Frassetto Correspondent During spring break, while most of the ERAU students were home, vacationing, and enjoying their time off from school, the Army ROTC cadets were hard at work on the World’s Most Famous Beach hosting Beach Blast 2014. Beach Blast is a recruitment event held each year to inform high school and college spring breakers of the great opportunities that the Army has to offer. This year the event consisted of an intense obstacle
course spanning 100ft and a beach volleyball tournament. Spring breakers set down their rum-buckets for a chance to get the fastest time of the day on the Army-inspired obstacle course. Beginning with high-knees through tires, they then had to low-crawl in the sand, sprint with water jugs and finally flip a massive tractor tire weighing over 250 pounds. The volleyball tournament was made possible thanks to the Florida Elite Volleyball Club who donated all of the balls, nets, and lines. The spring breakers were matched up with fel-
low students from around the country as they competed in 6-on-6 volleyball games. The event was free and prizes were given to everyone who signed up. The prizes were provided by a College of Business partnership with Dr. Cindy Ripp’s marketing class. The event was a success for the ROTC program and explained to potential cadets the great opportunities that the Army, and Embry-Riddle, have to offer. If you are interest in ROTC please contact LTC Oakland McCulloch, the recruiting operations officer at (386) 226-7376.
Photo Courtesy: Army ROTC
New Campus Safety Car on Patrol Zack Wilkinson News Editor You may or may not have seen the brand new 2014 Ford around campus emblazoned with Embry-Riddle colors and a Campus Safety seal. Ford’s newest Taurus is the largest sedan they offer and its size alone is enough to turn heads. Embry-Riddle rotates its department vehicles on a 4 year cycle, as do many similarly run organizations. “After that time, it’s just not cost effective to use with the taxes on them, they are too old” said officer Randy Collins. It’s normal for this vehicle
refreshment to take place. Campus Safety acquired the new Ford three weeks ago and since then, it’s accumulated around 1,200 miles on patrol, which occurs around the clock with the various CS vehicles. Currently CS uses Ford Crown Victoria’s, the generation of which has been produced from 1992 to 2011. “The cars have accumulated over 200,000 miles…It’s not Economical to keep them in service any longer, they are rolling 24/7 365”, said Mitchell Widham, Operations Manager with Campus Safety. The new car is the police interceptor variant of the Taurus,
and boasts a heavy-duty suspension, an oil cooler, steel wheels, and beefier radiator. Ford’s website listed the car as attaining up to 23 miles per gallon, with the older Crown Vic’s maxing at around 16 mpg. Not all of the cars will be replaced at once, as the 4 year service usefulness of each car comes up, it will be replaced. When they are phased out, the Crown Victoria’s will be sold off at auction and the money will go towards purchase of the replacement car. Campus safety’s vehicles are serviced every 3,000 miles by an on campus facility.
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Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management BA325 Hybrid Summer A, 2014 Contact: Dr. Tamilla Curtis email@example.com
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Just Plane Crazy
Sun n’ Fun
Mustangs and Mustangs
Polk, City Florida April 5th, 2014 • Kermit Week’s Famous Fantast of Flight Museum will be hosting their final Mustangs and Mustangs airshow for an indefinate amount of time. It will feature _________
Vero Beach Airshow
Vero Beach, FL March 10th-11th, 2014 • The Blue Angels will be the stars of the Vero Beach Air Show on May 10 and 11 in their only performance on the Treasure Coast. The show will be held at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport, one of only 35 sites nationwide to host the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team this year _________
Planes, Trains, BBQ Tavares, FL Saturday, April 12th
• Air Show, Seaplane rides,
train rides, state sanctioned BBQ competition, car show and musical entertainment throughout the day. Air Show offers aerial acrobatics with planes “jumping” through rings, pilots performing precision acrobatics and free-fall nose dives. High-flying fun! _________
Tavares, FL Saturday, April 26th
• Seaplanes of every size and description fly in from all over the country. Celebrating 100 years of Airshows!
This Week in Aviation History April 1st, 1948
First flight of the XF-92, which was also the worlds first Delta-Winged fighter
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Zack Wilkinson News Editor My spring break started out pretty normal as far as Riddle-kids go. I slept in a little, I read a few hundred pages of Charles Lindbergh’s ‘Spirit of St. Louis”, and I took pictures of airplanes. I was satisfied with my quiet spring break, but it got much better on the Thursday of that week when a few good friends of mine from the Sport Aviation Club (SAC) called me up. ERAU students Matt Colan and Billy Janus invited me to join them and a few others at Pierson Municipal Airport (2J8), a 2,600 foot grass strip located on the OMN VOR 260 radial at 18.4 miles. They needed a cameraman for some aerial shots they were after. Folks in aviation say, “It’s good to know people”, well that came true in a rather modest way that day. It was a perfect day to play in the sky, one of those days that you live in Florida for. Let me put you there: The winds are westerly at 5-7 knots; a refreshing breeze is satisfying under the 82 degree sun which warms your skin. Above you, clear blue sky arcs in all directions with some wandering lines of clouds. The smell of freshly cut grass hangs in the air, reminding me of the football field. Oh yes, this was a good day. For the flight we would have a Piper J-3 Cub flown in by Mike Breshears, and an ASK-21 glider trailered in by Martin Hollatz. Both of these aircraft are owned by Eagle Sport Aviation (ESA), a flying club based in Deland.
A PA-25 Pawnee was also present, the Pawnee is the tow-plane for the gliders based at Pierson. An old cropduster, the Pawnee is basically the equivalent of an airborne tractor. After unpacking the glider, we had a careful discussion of the planned formation, as well as what photographs we’d like. We take safety seriously, even in simple operations. When everyone was happy with the plans, it was time to go fly! I got to cram myself into a Cub for the first time ever, and it was also the first time I’ve been in a tailwheel aircraft. Getting in a Cub requires gymnast-like precision when you’re 6’4”. I’ve been pretty fond of the aircraft for some time, so it was a proud moment. Earlier last year I had helped put some of the coating on the fabric of that very aircraft, while SAC and ESA were recovering the wings. The Piper Cub is a simple aircraft, and one of the things it lacks is a starter for the engine. This means the prop must be pulled through for the engine to start, which is called “hand-propping”. With a yell of “contact!” and a quick pull the 65 horsepower engine churned to life. We lined up on runway 5, and Michael pushed up the throttle. A few hundred short bouncy feet later we we’re aloft. The Cub’s door is located on the right side and is removable, so it was
kept off for best photography results. Martin and Matt we’re in the glider, so we communicated over a transceiver to coordinate our formation as well as a photo pass at high speed. We spent about an hour in the air, and Michael even let me take controls for a bit. The Cub has a stick rather than a yoke, and it felt light in my hands. I thought of Lindbergh, Bleriot, Saint-Exupery, Earhardt, and other aviators who often flew with a stick at aviations dawn. The words of the poem High Flight, by John Gillespie Magee also came to mind
while. Does anyone know a good instructor? I’m a firm believer that it would make me a better pilot. After the Cub flight it was time for the Yellow friend to head back to Eagle-Sport Aviation at Deland Airport (KDED). So I took a few more photos of Mike taking off again to head home, what a great time it was! Matt Colan had brought one of his RC planes, an Extreme flight Edge 540T, so he flew it around a little while and I took some pictures of the aerobatic maneuvers. Then something
in the air. It was impossible to feel trapped in the wide blue openness that was aloft that day. We we’re towed to about 2,000 feet before Martin released the towrope. I didn’t even notice, I was too busy looking all around me. Sailing was another vastly different experience. I felt more ‘In-tune’ with the sky then I ever have. Glider’s depend on thermal’s to climb. Thermals are like wide pockets of warm rising air. An instrument in the cockpit called a
as we soared through the morning air. I also relearned the importance of rudder for
pretty cool happened, I was offered a ride in the glider as well! I had never been in a glider either, and I proved this fact when I asked Martin if I needed a headset. He looked at me funny, because you see, the thing is, you don’t need one for intercockpit communication in a glider. It’s quiet, there’s no engine, go figure! Billy cranked up the Pawnee again and we hooked up the ASK-21 with the towrope. The jolt of the glider (or Pawnee) starting it’s roll caught me by surprise, the canopy was closed around me, and I felt a bit trapped. But that passed quickly, because once again, I was
Variometer shows the rate of rise or sink of the glider. It’s similar to a rate-of-climb instrument in powered aircraft. We spent an hour and a half aloft, used no gasoline, and lost no altitude. We sailed up to 4,500 or so on the backs of the thermals, and went North of Pierson past lake George and to the southern shore of lake Crescent. I took around 700 pictures that day, and was able to share them with the guys that flew me around. A fair payment I think for services rendered! It’s a delight to see others enjoy your work and a greater delight still to spend a day in the sky.
The Cub has a stick rather than a yoke, it felt light in my hands..I thought of Lindbergh, Bleriot, and Saint-Exupery..
Lakeland, FL April 1-6, 2014 • Sun n’ Fun is the second largets airshow in the world. This show is a must see for any aviation enthusiat and their families. It will feature all kidns of evercraft, vendor, booths,static displays, and demonstrations. Don’t miss it! _________
coordinated flight; we’re pretty spoiled with these Cessna Skyhawks. The flight re-invigorated the part of me that wants to get a tailwheel endorsement; it’s been dormant for quite a
April 1st, 1948
Last Operational Service flight of an RAF Spitfire in active service, it flew a photo recon mission in Malaysia
April 3rd, 1933
First Aircraft to ever complete a flight over Mt. Everest is a British Westland PV-3 and a PV-6
April 5th, 1996
First flight of the C-130J Super Hercules. It took off from Kingsland AFB in Jersey, WI on a flight lasting 2 hours.
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TICO Airshow Valiant Air Command Fills Sky Over Titusville
Richard Weakley Advertising Manager On March 14-16, the Valiant Air Command in Titusville, Florida organized the 37th annual TICO Warbird Air Show for crowds of thousands of people. The shows on Friday and Saturday were marked with great weather and flying conditions while Sunday bought higher than antici-
[skywriting] is we actually have a computer in the lead aircraft, in the number one. As we fly across the sky, he's in the center of the formation. The other aircraft are beside him in a line abreast formation. And via data link radios, his computer commands the smoke system in each of the airplanes so that it tells it precisely when to put out a puff of smoke. We become like the printing head on an
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old dot matrix printer. We go across the sky and they're puffing just at the right time. We're able to spell out words for our sponsors, like GIECO and for the air show themselves. The letters for those words are 1500 feet tall, as tall as the new Freedom Tower. They can be 6 to 8 miles long. These things are visible from 15 miles away. When we do messages over New York, millions of people are seeing our messages. The Skytypers fly six SNJ-2 aircraft, the U.S. Navy version of the well
known T-6 Texan. The T-6 was the stepping stone for pilots to the P-51 Mustang. The Skytypers plan to fly at 15 air shows this year including Sun N Fun in Lakeland, Florida on April 4-6. This year's TICO Airshow marks their first appearance at TICO. The Lead Solo and Executive Officer of the GEICO Skytypers, Steve Salmirs, is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumni. Salmirs graduated from the Daytona Beach campus in 1980.
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Tiger Air Show act impressed the crowd with a two aircraft skywriting demonstration featuring two Yak 55M trainers. The pilots performed what Sorenson calls a watch pass in which one of the pilots opened his canopy in flight and held up his hand wearing a wrist watch. Photographers at the show were challenged to take a picture of the pilot's watch during the pass. The photographer with the clearest picture of the pilot's wrist watch won a hat similar to that worn by the pilot. Matt Younkin once again
Hueys at TICO flew in the Vietnam War ferrying U.S. troops to and from the battlefield. These aircraft have all authentic systems with the exception of a new civilian radio for dependability. Passengers at the air show enjoyed an eight to ten minute ride which included a couple of maneuvers. The Avion caught up with one of the Huey pilots, Rusty Pickus, prior to the air show and talked about his experience as a Huey pilot for Sky Soldiers. " I served in Vietnam, Korea and Alaska. I got out
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ISS Sightings Thurs, April 3
5:40am - Appears seventeen degrees above North NorthWest and is visible for five minues disapearing eleven degrees above East South-East.
Sat, April 5
8:38pm - Appears eleven degrees above SouthWest with a max height of 86 degrees visible for six minues disapearing ten degrees above NorthEast.
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highlighted tactics used by United States Army Air Force during World War Two. The Skytypers also did what they are famous for: skywriting. The Skytypers are unique from other skywriting acts because as opposed to writing words in the sky with long continuous smoke trails with a single aircraft, the Skytypers use six aircraft simultaneously to create messages. According to Skytypers Marketing Officer and pilot Steve Kapur, "the way we do
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pated winds that rendered some acts unable to fly. The air show began each day with a C-47, Tico Belle, dropping the Leap Dogs Parachute Demonstration team carrying the American Flag. Tico Belle flew in the Normandy Invasion during World War Two. The Valiant Air Command restored the aircraft to flying condition and currently operates the aircraft. The GEICO Skytypers performed a low level, precision flying demonstration during the air show which
graced the skies with his 70 year old Beech 18 transport aircraft performing aerobatics in an aircraft not designed for such maneuvers. The only surviving Curtiss SB2C Helldiver flew during the show. Other notable acts at the show included demonstrations from an F-104, a T-33, an F4U Corsair, a P-51 Mustang, a Pitts Special, A-1 Skyraider and a Douglas A-4C. Before, during and after the show, the Sky Soldiers
when the Vietnam War was over and got away from helicopters. I did fly in the Guard for a couple of years. I found out about Sky Soldiers and I joined them about five to six years ago and I am now flying again. It's a real emotional thing to get to do this again. When I was in my 20's I did it every day and then not do it all these years and then all of a sudden to do it again is really cool. I got to tell you, for me it's an honor
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Currently Salmirs is a captain with American Airlines when he is not flying with the Skytypers. Mark Sorenson's Twin
Demonstration Team was on hand to provide rides to the public in two Bell Huey helicopters and one Cobra helicopter. Both of the
to get picked to do this. " Sky Soldiers will be at Sun N Fun in Lakeland, Florida from April 1 to 6 offering rides in their helicopters.
Shuttle Spinoff of the Week
Aerogel, the extremely lightweight and super insulating solid, was originally invented nearly 80 years ago. However, itâ€™s properties made it impossible to use in practical applications. NASA contracted with Aspen Aerogels Inc. to make aerogels usable for applications in the shuttle program. The resulting products made aerogels usable in practical commercial applications.
This Week in Space History April 4 1968 Launch of Apollo 6. April 4 1983 Launch of STS-6, the first flight of shuttle Challenger.
YOU ARE. WORLDWIDE. You don’t have to be on campus to take classes this summer. With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, you can take classes from home – or wherever you are! With Embry-Riddle Worldwide, you may be at home, but you’ll never be on your own. Faculty members assigned to Web-based classes are as accessible and supportive as they are in the classroom, and online learners develop a strong sense of community and camaraderie through online support groups, email discussion forums, online help desk and an academic support system. Daytona Beach Campus students who would like to take online summer courses must follow these procedures: • Students who do not enroll in any Daytona Beach summer course may take any Worldwide online course on this list. • Students who do enroll in any Daytona Beach summer course may take Worldwide online course(s) that Daytona Beach is not offering during summer 2014. • Have your program coordinator sign your registration form. Take the signed form to the Records and Registration office and ask for Yvonne Terry. • Register for Embry-Riddle Worldwide online courses at the Daytona Beach Office of Records and Registration (386-226-6638). Registrations for the May 2014 (May 31) term will be accepted now through May 24 and for the June 2014 (June 13) now through June 11. • Self-enroll in ORNT 001 before online classes begin, to get familiar with the online format. Other information: • The Worldwide online May 2014 term runs from May 31 through August 1 and the June 2014 term runs from June 13 through August 14. • Previously failed courses may not be repeated via Worldwide online courses. • Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation may not participate. • Tuition is $620 per credit hour. Books and incidentals are not included in tuition. This special summer online tuition rate is offered exclusively via Embry-Riddle Worldwide for the May and June 2014 terms only.
For more information about Worldwide online registration dates and schedules, please call Yvonne Terry at (386) 226-6638.
EMBRY-RIDDLE WORLDWIDE ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER 2014 SCHEDULE * Available courses for the May 2014 (May 31 - August 1) summer term. COURSE # ASCI 254 ASCI 404 CSCI 109 ECON 210 ECON 211 ECON 420 ENGL 123 ENGL 143 ENGL 221 GOVT 331 GOVT 340 HIST 130 HUMN 142 HUMN 300 HUMN 310 HUMN 330 MATH 111 MATH 112 MATH 222 MGMT 201 MGMT 203 MGMT 210 MGMT 311 MGMT 312 MGMT 314 MGMT 317 MGMT 320 MGMT 321 MGMT 324 MGMT 325 MGMT 335 MGMT 371 MGMT 390 MGMT 391 PHYS 102 PHYS 142 PHYS 301 PSYC 220
COURSE TITLE Aviation Legislation Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law Introduction to Computers & Applications Microeconomics Macroeconomics Economics of Air Transportation English Composition Studies in Rhetorical Theory Technical Report Writing Current Issues in America U.S. Foreign Policy History of Aviation in America Studies in Literature World Literature American Literature Values and Ethics College Mathematics for Aviation I College Mathematics for Aviation II Business Statistics Principles of Management Management for Aeronautical Science Financial Accounting Marketing Managerial Accounting Human Resource Management Organizational Behavior Business Information Systems Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods Aviation Labor Relations Social Responsibility & Ethics in Management International Business Leadership Business Law Introduction to Project Management Explorations in Physics Introduction to Environmental Science Astronomy Introduction to Psychology
Available courses for the June 2014 (June 13 - August 14) summer term. COURSE # ASCI 254 ASCI 404 CSCI 109 ECON 210 ECON 211 ENGL 123 ENGL 221 GOVT 340 HIST 130 HUMN 142 HUMN 300 HUMN 330 MATH 111 MATH 112 MATH 222 MGMT 201 MGMT 203 MGMT 210 MGMT 312 MGMT 314 MGMT 317 MGMT 320 MGMT 324 MGMT 335 MGMT 371 MGMT 390 PHYS 142
COURSE TITLE Aviation Legislation Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law Introduction to Computers & Applications Microeconomics Macroeconomics English Composition Technical Report Writing U.S. Foreign Policy History of Aviation in America Studies in Literature World Literature Values and Ethics College Mathematics for Aviation I College Mathematics for Aviation II Business Statistics Principles of Management Management for Aeronautical Science Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Human Resource Management Organizational Behavior Business Information Systems Aviation Labor Relations International Business Leadership Business Law Introduction to Environmental Science * This schedule is subject to change.
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Upcoming Games: Tuesday
Thursday Tennis at Webber International Babson Park, Fla. 1 p.m.
Friday Tennis vs SCAD Savannah Daytona Beach, Fla. 2 p.m. Baseball vs Florida Memorial Daytona Beach, Fla. 6 p.m. Track vs ERAU Spikeâ€™s Classic Dayotna Beach, Fla. WGolf vs Bash at the Beach Dayotna Beach, Fla. MGolf vs ERAU Dayotna Beach, Fla.
Saturday Tennis vs Ave Maria Daytona Beach, Fla. 10 a.m. Softball vs Thomas (DH) Daytona Beach, Fla. 1 & 3 p.m. Baseball vs Florida Memorial (DH) Daytona Beach, Fla. 1 & 4 p.m. Track vs ERAU Spikeâ€™s Classic Daytona Beach, Fla. WGolf vs Bash at the Beach Dayotna Beach, Fla. MGolf vs ERAU Dayotna Beach, Fla.
Sunday Softball vs South Carolina Beaufort Daytona Beach, Fla. 1 p.m. Softball vs South Carolina Beaufort Daytona Beach, Fla. 3 p.m. Sporting Event 3 vs Opposing Team Location and Time WGolf vs Bash at the Beach Dayotna Beach, Fla. MGolf vs ERAU Dayotna Beach, Fla.
Monday No Games
Baseball Clinches Series with Win in Twin Bill Opener
Embry-Riddle: 11 Ryan Mosher ERAU Athletics Embry-Riddle outslugged Ave Maria, 11-8 on Saturday afternoon to claim The Sun Conference series over the Gyrenes, but weather postponed the series finale between the two teams until Sunday, March 30 at 12 p.m. The Eagles (26-14, 15-2) will bat in the top of the fifth with a 5-0 lead over Ave Maria (15-25, 4-13) when play resumes at Bowie's Ballpark on Sunday. Embry-Riddle exploded for 11 runs on 14 hits, including two doubles, a triple and a home run while David Lidyard held off the Gyrenes' comeback attempt. ERAU hung a crooked number in the fourth with a five spot, but Ave Maria chipped away, chasing starter Stetson Nelson from the game in the fifth before Lidyard finished the game for the Blue and Gold. The Eagles manufactured a run in the first inning after Kyle Chastain started the game with an infield single. Liam Goodall bunted Chastain into scoring position before Kevin Lindheim singled him home with a bleeder though the right side of the infield. Darryl Knight was retired for the first time in the series on a strikeout before Jake Cavender was hit by a pitch, and Joe Bocchino was able to get out of the first inning jam with an induced groundout off the bat of J Rhet Montana. A leadoff walk (his first walk since March 1) came back to bite Stetson Nelson in the bottom of the first as Tommy Lentine moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before scoring on James Lesniewski's two-out single to left center, knotting the game at 1-1. The Gyrenes took advantage of another walk issued by Nelson in the second when Nick Sacchetta scored from second as Patrick Fahey beat out an infield hit for a 2-1 AMU lead. An AMU error in the top of the third helped the Eagle cause as two runs eventually came around to score in the frame on Montana's single over the third baseman's
Ave Maria: 8 head. Lindheim singled before Knight grounded a pitch toward short and into what appeared to be a tailor made double play, but Aaron Pigna was unable to handle the ball and both runners were safe. After a Cavender walk to load the bases, Montana hit a high chopper that got over the head of Kellen Creech, the AMU third baseman, driving in both Lindheim and Knight's courtesy runner, Logan Bailey, for a 3-2 Eagle lead. Back-to-back one-out singles put Gyrene runners on the corners in the last of the third and Pigna was able to make up for his error with an RBI groundout to tie the game at 3-3. A double from Hunter Bruehl and a bloop single from Kyle Buchanan put the first two Eagles on in the fourth before Goodall and Lindheim brought in a run and two runs, respectively. Knight hit his second home run in as many games, this time going opposite field to score two more runs as the lead expanded to 8-3 in favor of the Blue and Gold. Nelson delivered the first three-up, three-down inning for the Eagles in the last of the fourth, keeping the momentum in the ERAU dugout. However, after Ray Messner worked through the top of the fifth, the home team got to Nelson, recording four doubles, including three straight to begin the frame as the Gyrenes plated three runs to cut the deficit
to 8-6. David Lidyard made his second appearance in the series and got out of the inning without any further damage, getting a fly out and a strikeout to end the AMU threat. The momentum continued with the Gyrenes in the sixth as Messner worked quickly through the Blue and Gold hitters before AMU got a run to get within 8-7 on a Kolbe Andrade RBI single. Cavender was able to give the Eagles a little more cushion in the seventh after he singled, moved to second on a wild pitch before advancing to third on Jordan Johnson's fly ball to right field. The Eagle shortstop touched home on another Messner wild pitch, moving the score to 9-7 in favor of ERAU. An error and double put two AMU runners on with no outs in the last of the eighth, but Lidyard was able to keep the damage at a minimum after a sacrifice fly scored the eighth run of the
day for Ave Maria. Lidyard got a ground out and fly out to end the inning and keep the Eagles in front, 9-8. Knight drew a leadoff walk in the ninth before a sac bunt moved his courtesy runner to second. Colt Hankamer, who came in defensively a few innings earlier, tripled to the fence in right, scoring Bailey for a two-run lead. Johnson collected his first RBI of the day with a sacrifice fly that brought in Hankamer as the Eagles enjoyed an 11-8 advantage. Lidyard worked around a base hit in the bottom of the ninth, never allowing the tying run to come to the plate as he earned his sixth win of 2014. Nelson pitched just 4.1 innings, his shortest start of the season, surrendering six runs on eight hits with two walks. Lidyard (6-1) got the win in relief, throwing 4.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits with two Ks.
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Softball Splits at St. Thomas vs St. Thomas: 1
vs Embry-Riddle: 3 Michael Pierce ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle softball team split a pair of Sun Conference games at St. Thomas University on Saturday. The Eagles lost game one, 1-0, before coming back to win the second game, 3-1. The results move ERAU's season record to 16-13, 5-1 in conference, while the Bobcats now stand at 16-14, 1-1 in conference. The first game was a prototypical pitchers' duel, with a total of seven hits
Losing Team: 1 recorded between the two sides.
Game 1 The only run of the game came in the bottom of the third when Jessica Matias tripled home Amanda Penton with two outs, giving STU a 1-0 lead. The Blue and Gold threatened to tie things up in the seventh after Dee Espinosa led off with a double and moved to third on a throwing error that allowed Jessica Osteen to reach
first. Two batters later, Talia Barraco hit a grounder to second; the second baseman threw to the plate and Espinosa was called out on a bang-bang play at home. Haleigh Lewis then popped out to end the game, with a 1-0 final score. Robi Zimmerman (6-8) took the loss, tossing 5.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk. Espinosa picked up two of ERAU's three hits, going 2-for-3 with a double, while Lewis was 1-for-3. Brenda Emerson (106) got the complete game shutout win, giving up three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Matias finished 2-for3 with a triple and an RBI while Danielle Borelli was 1-for-3.
1-0. The Bobcats came back to plate a run in the bottom half when Borelli stole third and came in to score on an Espinosa throwing error. The score remained 1-1 until the top of the sixth when Alex Wood delivered a clutch two-out, two-run double that drove in Lewis and Taylor Cowan, giving
Embry-Riddle a 3-1 lead. Alexis Estrada pitched around trouble in the seventh, getting a fly out and strikeout after giving up back-to-back singles to secure the 3-1 victory. Alexis Estrada (10-5) got the complete game victory, allowing just one unearned run on six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Osteen went 2-for-3 with
a double and an RBI while Wood was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Cristina Sacramento (4-4) pitched a complete game and took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks. Natalie Sacramento finished 2-for-3 and Borrelli was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored.
Game 2 Game two started out as another low-scoring affair, with a total of three runners reaching base in the first three innings. In the fourth, ERAU got out in front with an Osteen RBI double that scored Barraco, putting the Eagles up,
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Menâ€™s Track & Field Womenâ€™s Track & Completes Final Field Completes Final Day of UNF Spring Day of UNF Spring Invitational Invitational Michael Pierce ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle men's track & field team wrapped up the final day of competition at the UNF Spring Break Invitational on Saturday, with Zach Farner's personal record in the discus highlighting the day. Farner placed seventh in the discus with a personal-best distance of 40.17m, the only Eagle to post a PR on Saturday. Peter Benoit, competing unattached, placed third in the javelin, throwing 53.41m, while Kameron Turner finished just behind him in fourth with a mark of 52.10m. Jonathan Hemingway placed 10th in the event, throwing a distance of 42.58m, his first time throwing the javelin this season. In the 4x100m relay, the
team of Abdullah Carew, Ricardo Dunbar, Joe DiGregorio and James Bullock posted a time of 42.90, a season-best time for the Blue and Gold. The Eagles' 4x400m relay team of Jean Frenot, Hemingway, DiGregorio and Alex Dori placed third with
a time of 3:22.69. In Ormond Beach, a handful of Eagle runners competed in the Tomoka Half Marathon, including Vincent Bett, who was the overall winner in a time of 1:17:20. Jose Diaz placed second overall in 1:18:59, winning his age group.
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Michael Pierce ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women's track and field team competed at the UNF Spring Break Invitational for the second straight day Saturday. In a very light day on the track for the Blue and Gold, ERAU's 4x400m relay team was the highlight of the day. The Eagles' quartet of Kandice Dixon, Kristina
Kendrick, Marina Levine and Ellie Staker combined to run the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:58.89, missing the "B" standard by just two seconds. In the 4x800m relay, Staker, Levine, Rebecca Love and Aleiyah Ross clocked a time of 9:37.27 as the only team competing in the event. In Ormond Beach, a handful of Eagle runners
competed in the Tomoka Half Marathon, including Jaena Smith, who won her age group with a time of 1:51:10. Also running the half marathon were ERAU Women's Soccer Head Coach Samantha Bohon, who finished 15th in her age group in 2:05:32, and ERAU Sports Information Director Alison Smalling, who placed 33rd in her age group in a time of 2:23:52.
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Speed Isn’t All We Need
Need for Speed
Matthew Liddell Correspondent In the wake of the box office and even critical suc-
cess of the Fast and Furious franchise, Dreamworks Pictures has assembled its own contender to take the racing throne. Need for Speed is a
film based on the popular video game series and from director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor), whose expertise comes from a past in stunt choreography. While Fast and Furious has lost sight of its racing origins, Need for Speed hones in on it, and it promises to be a rampant tale of vengeance, triumph, and, yes, fast cars. If only there was any speed to help along the way. Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) stars as Tobey Marshall, a small-town racer in debt who holds a grudge against Dino Brewster (played by Dominic Cooper), whose wealth comes from his family name and not his racing talents. Through a series of car wrecks and framings, Marshall finds himself in prison for vehicular manslaughter, which sends him on a mission to clear his name and race in one of the most dan-
gerous street races in the United States. It would be naïve to assume that Aaron Paul could muster up the same acting abilities that were on display in Breaking Bad, but what he puts forth in Speed is an embarrassment. Paul seems to be going for the type of silent and brooding car mechanic that we saw in Drive, but it ends up making Paul seem half-asleep or just unhappy to be there. Even worse is his chemistry with Imogen Poots, who is given little to work with against Paul’s tired performance. The film makes the point to show that she knows enough about cars to keep up with the rest of the cast, but that is quickly brushed aside after her introduction in order to turn her solely into a love interest. The lack of charisma in these roles is only ampli-
fied by the supporting cast, whose comic relief goes between nonexistent to unbearable. Michael Keaton hams up his role as the race headmaster to annoying lengths, while Kid Cudi and Rami Malek always have an uninspired quip to throw out as Marshall’s race crew. It’s the film’s humor that is the most glaring issue, as it continually breaks up the intensity of the chases and forces jokes to overstay their welcome far longer than necessary. A police pursuit through a downtown area during the film’s halfway point is interrupted by a nearly three-minute-long stripping joke that kept me wondering if the film really even cares about speed in the first place. In fact, just about any scene without a car is directed and edited with such a meandering quality that the film is
sapped out of any intensity it might have had. But most people are here for the cars, and I imagine that most will be satisfied with that. The chases are not great, but they are far from the worst parts of the film. Waugh creates these sequences with almost no visible computer generated effects, and it definitely helps to add some reality and intensity to the action. With the growing ridiculousness and digital nature of the Fast and Furious movies, it’s nice to see some old fashioned stunt work take precedence. But in the end, all the potential talent the film can muster up does nothing to save it from its many shortcomings. If anything, it’s a disappointing sign of the future for a young, talented actor as he moves from the small screen to convince us that he really can be a leading man.
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Non-Stop: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Trey Henderson Editor-in-Chief Featuring critically-acclaimed actor Liam Neeson as a United States Air Marshal aboard a transatlantic flight from New York to London, Non-Stop easily keeps audiences on the edges of their seats in suspense and awed with the twists and turns that take place throughout the film. Bill Marks (Neeson), is tasked with stopping a cryptic mastermind after receiving an obscure text message from a passenger onboard while at 40,000 feet. The plot is set when the anonymous culprit demands that $150 million be transferred into a secret
account — or else one passenger from the flight dies every 20 minutes. Throughout the course of the 107 minute film, director Jaume Collet-Serra, a previously unknown French director, masterfully contorts the audience’s perception and manipulates their emotions. Though primarily an action/thriller movie, NonStop’s tinges of emotional, personal, and comical points help the film from devolving into a simple “Michael Bay Action Fest.” The diverse range of emotions and viewpoints expressed keep the progression of the film fresh and fluid. With blind turn after blind turn, the course of
Non-Stop will certainly take audience members for an unpredictable and suspenseful ride. As every minute passes, another passenger grows closer to death and more questions about the identity of the perpetrator are raised. Despite Non-Stop’s expert execution of plot twists and the mind-blowing ways those twists occur, much of the suspense and story progression is created through what has become a cliche in movies nowadays: text messages. Agent Marks, much like we college students, has his cell phone plastered to his side while the terroristic perpetrator anonymously communicates with him through text message, giv-
ing voice to a faceless criminal. In addition to the continuous barrage of text messages you will be required to read, the film does sport its fair share of plot holes that limit its believability. Barring these minor hangups, Non-Stop is a captivating film that is sure to entertain. Let’s be honest: you are a Riddle student and this movie has an airplane in it; chances are you’ve already seen the film. In the case that you are one of the few on campus who haven’t taken the time to see it, though, it is well worth the hour and 47 minutes of your life.
Daily Grind Burgers
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Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. -Allen Saunders
Trey Henderson Editor In Chief Hidden away in a small Dunlawton shopping plaza lies a secret gem known only as Daily Grind Burgers. Any barbecue afficionado would find himself in heaven in this made-to-order, homestyle burger restaurant. The quaint establishment features a friendly staff and an innovative way of thinking of burger joints. In contrast to what one expects from large chains, Daily Grind provides a personalized service and unique atmosphere that only a small business can deliver. From the moment you walk in, you know what Daily Grind is all about — burgers. And boy do they do burgers. Black and Blue burgers, Greek burgers, Volcano burgers, Aztec burgers, Veggie burgers — you name it; Daily Grind has it. As burger-centric as their
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name and menu may appear, the small establishment also sports a wide variety of other options ranging from mozzarella sticks to filet mignon. In addition to the diverse options and toppings available when ordering, each custom entré is cooked entirely to order. Choose the weight of your patty, choose how well-done (or how rare) you would like your culinary creation, choose the cheeses you prefer to accompany your burger, and spice it up with some of Daily Grind’s specialty combinations such as the Smokehouse option, which is loaded with cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon, and onion twigs. Even after ordering, the magic doesn’t stop. Equipped with the coveted touchscreen soda machine which offers over 120 combinations of sodas, you are certain to find the flavor of your dreams. Not to mention, the three different
types of ketchup that are sure to pique your curiosity. (Spoiler Alert: I highly recommend the garlic ketchup. I will certainly be seeking that out in my next trip to the grocery store.) As each and every burger is cooked to order from freshly-ground beef patties, do be prepared to wait a bit longer than you would at the normal fast food chain, though. Also, be prepared to pay a bit more than you would expect for a hamburger. Despite these small grievances, what you are getting in return for your time and money is one of the best burgers you can get your hands on in the Daytona area. Daily Grind is well worth your time and money if you want a burger that has the options and convenience of a restaurant burger with the taste and quality of its homemade counterpart.
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Sudoku on D3
ACROSS 1. Teamwork inhibitor 4. Good old boy 7. Beard grown by a farmer 10. Cold blocks 13. Beat it 15. Jeans brand 16. Convent dweller 17. ___ one’s welcome 19. Like a debtor’s ink 20. Papal emissary 21. Mansion and its land 23. Small container for liquids 24. Restored to a better condition 28. Naval rank (Abbr.) 29. One ___ customer 30. Small cloud 31. Beam in the attic 33. Highlands tongue 34. Pretty much in the neighbor hood 40. First word in a Springsteen title 41. Mongolian tents 42. Sudden thrusts, in fencing 45. Wagon wheel groove 46. Word before “blonde” or “Wednesday” 49. Group of larks
52. Scam victim 53. Person of German origin 54. It can come after a shot 56. Barnyard bleater 58. Worked a manual transmis sion 60. Wriggly fish 61. Before, before 62. It has two or more amino acids 63. Crucial 64. Knightly title 65. Word with “want” or “per sonal” 66. Wordless yes DOWN 1. Develop gradually 2. Knuckled under 3. Alphas’ opposites 4. Military station 5. Small celestial body 6. Where cows graze 7. “He’s making ___, checking it twice” 8. Entered 9. Render ineffective 10. As payment (for) 11. Stick on a table? 12. Conclusion
14. Like some advanced exams 18. Word of acceptance 22. Potatoes and yams 25. ___ Orange, N.J. 26. “If all ___ fails ...” 27. White-tailed quadruped 29. 32K ounces 31. Tropical forest 32. “Honor ___ father . . .” 34. Up to the task 35. Flour-and-fat sauce thickener 36. In an elaborate manner 37. Bond or mart start 38. Chewed a carrot, say 39. Polo Grounds legend Mel 43. Piano school assignments 44. Buddhist enlightenment 46. A state capital 47. Skimpy bathing suit brand 48. Did a sheepdog’s job 50. Babel construction 51. Keeper’s place 52. Not really all there 55. Rose plant fruits 56. Comic book scream 57. Very small 59. Place for a nice steam
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