OVER THE OCEAN

Embry-Riddle Announces Dates of 2016 Air Show Over the Ocean

University’s 90th Anniversary Yearlong Celebration Will Culminate in Ultimate Aviation Event in Daytona Beach, Fla.

As the world’s largest and oldest university specializing in aviation and aerospace celebrates its 90th birthday, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University confirms the dates of what is expected to be the biggest air show it has hosted to date during the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Las Vegas.

Embry-Riddle’s Wings & Waves Air Show will be Oct. 8-9 in Daytona Beach, Fla., with performances over the Atlantic Ocean at the beachside, public event. At the last show in 2012, more than 100,000 visitors, special guests, industry leaders, graduates and current students were treated to performances by world-renowned aerial pilots and jet teams such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds taking to the skies.

The university kicked off its 90th anniversary earlier this year at its Prescott, Ariz., campus as part of the annual OctoberWest homecoming event showcasing one of its original aircraft, a fully restored 1928 WACO used in the school’s early days for flight training and air mail delivery. This one-of-a-kind plane will tour the United States as part of the university’s yearlong celebration of its founding in 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Recent record enrollment, construction and expansion at the university’s two residential campuses in Florida and Arizona as well as the announcement of a high-tech Research Park groundbreaking at its Daytona Beach Campus signify a year filled with milestones. But Embry-Riddle has also solidified its reputation as a global leader through its more than 125 Worldwide campuses, a rapidly growing Singapore campus and new educational partnerships in South America and Australia.

“For the past 90 years, we have helped shape, educate and support the aviation and aerospace industry. But the next 10 years will define how we are leading and expanding the industry,” said Embry-Riddle Interim President Dr. John R. Watret. “The Opportunity of the Centennial is now. I challenge everyone to talk to us, visit us, engage with our students, staff and faculty. Come discover how Embry-Riddle is changing the future of aviation on a global scale.”

To view an interactive timeline of the last nine decades of Embry-Riddle history and explore the evolving footprint of Embry-Riddle’s campuses, go to http://lift.erau.edu/through-the-decades/.

For Embry-Riddle’s 2016 Wings & Waves sponsorship opportunities, contact Evan Blass at (386) 226-7301; evan.blass@erau.edu

Media Contact: Melanie Hanns, Director of Media Relations; melanie.hanns@erau.edu; (386) 226-7538.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.

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