Spring semester classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) started today despite an F2 tornado that ripped through the campus and destroyed most of the training aircraft on Christmas Day. There were only four people on campus at the time and no injuries were reported, according to a school official.
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Aviation high schools and aviation programs aimed at high-school students have been providing the industry with a trained work force for more than 80 years. The goal of the early programs was primarily to serve the needs of the industry by ensuring a steady stream of trained mechanics.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is scheduled to begin graduate and undergraduate degree classes in professional aeronautics and technical management. The courses will be held at the Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Capt. Michael King Smith Educational Institute in McMinnville, Ore.
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation and Aviation Hall of Fame selected its honorees for this year; the formal induction ceremony will take place in November. Among the honorees are Walter Beech, Robert McNab and James Wolfe. Born in Pulaski, Tenn., Beech founded Beech Aircraft in 1932; the company is now part of Raytheon.
Henry Schubach, founder of San Diego-based on-demand charter company Schubach Aviation, received the “Neighbor of the Year Award” from Father Joe’s Villages and the Daily Transcript. The award recognizes individuals who have consistently assisted people in need in the local community.
Candy Johnson was promoted to COO of Englewood, Colo.-based Mayo Aviation. Johnson joined Mayo Aviation in 1998 and most recently was human resources manager.
Embraer Executive Jets named Colin Steven v-p for marketing and sales. He was previously regional v-p for Swift Aviation Group.
John Reimers was named president and CEO of Aviation Partners Boeing. He was most recently chairman and CEO of Compass Aerospace.
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