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Aviation Week 2022

The Embry-Riddle College of Aviation will host Aviation Week (April 11-15). The future of air transportation is changing, and you’re invited to discover with us how emerging technology is transforming the aviation industry through innovation.

From special guest speakers to the celebration of Wilbur Wright’s birthday, students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share in events during the entire week.

Monday, April 11

  • 9-10:45 a.m. ET: Eagle Authors Breakfast in the College of Aviation Atrium (students, faculty, staff and alumni)
  • 2-3 p.m. ET: Controller for a Day at Tower Lab, COA 352 (students, faculty and alumni)
  • 3-4 p.m. ET: Women Empowering Student Success Panel at Mori Hosseini Student Union Event Center A-C (students, faculty and alumni)
    • Reception to follow from 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12

  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. ET: Chalk Art Competition on Legacy Walk (students and alumni)
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET: Cessna Static Display at the Pathways Statue (open to the public)
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET: College of Aviation Forum at the Pathways Statue (students and alumni)
  • 2-3 p.m. ET: Controller for a Day at Tower Lab, COA 352 (students, faculty and alumni)

Wednesday, April 13

  • 2-3 p.m. ET: Controller for a Day at Tower Lab, COA 352 (students, faculty and alumni)
  • 5-6 p.m. ET: Aviation Meteorology Career Alumni Panel Session on Zoom — Watch the live stream (password: AvnWxCareers)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET: Lear 35 Plane Pull at the AMS Q Hangar (students) — Register for the event (requires teams of five or more)

Thursday, April 14

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m ET: Reciprocating Engine Stand in the Quad (open to public)
  • Noon-12:30 p.m. ET: Live Weather Broadcast by WX 380, Advanced Broadcast Meteorology Students, at the College of Aviation 356A and campus monitors (students and alumni) — Watch the live stream
  • 2-3 p.m. ET: Controller for a Day at Tower Lab, COA 352 (students, faculty and alumni)
  • 4-5 p.m. ET: Plane Talk in the College of Aviation Atrium, featuring Billy Nolen, Acting FAA Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation (students, alumni, faculty and staff)

Friday, April 15

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET: Wilbur Wright Birthday Cake Celebration at the Quad Pre-Function Space and Lawn (students, alumni, faculty and staff)
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET: Flying the Wright Flyer in the Aviation Maintenance Science Atrium, Building 340 (students, alumni, faculty and staff)
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET: Airplane Contest at the Quad Pre-Function Space and Lawn (students, alumni, faculty and staff)
  • Noon-1 p.m. ET: Controller for a Day at Tower Lab, COA 352 (students, faculty and alumni)
  • 2-3 p.m. ET: Dean's Hangar Talk at the Q Hangar, featuring Jared Isaacman, Commander of SpaceX Flights Inspiration4 and Polaris Dawn, CEO of Shift4 Payments, Founder of Draken International (students, alumni, faculty and staff) — Watch live on Zoom
    • Note: Live Streaming Overflow Venue – Willie Miller Instructional Center Gale Lemerand Auditorium, Building 331 - IC

Dean's Hangar Talk

Who: Jared Isaacman, Commander of SpaceX Flights Inspiration4 and Polaris Dawn, CEO of Shift4 Payments, Founder of Draken International, ERAU Alumnus (’11 WW), Professional Aeronautics

When: Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m.

Where: Q Hangar

Free: This event is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Jared Isaacman

Keynote Speaker

Jared Isaacman

Plane Talk in the Atrium

Who: Billy Nolen, Acting FAA Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation

When: Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m.

Where: COA Atrium

Free: This event is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Billy Nolen

Keynote Speaker

Billy Nolen