The outgoing dean of the College of Aviation, Dr. Gary Northam, has been selected as the next president of the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), the accrediting body for aviation programs at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. He will continue teaching Safety Science courses at Embry-Riddle.
“We are so very proud of Dr. Northam for all the great things he has done for this university as he assumes his new position as president of AABI, and we wish him all the best,” Ayers said.
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Students will be trained in a full-motion simulator from FlightSafety International in the campus’ Advanced Flight Simulation Center.
Chris Plumb, an Aircraft Avionics Technician at the Prescott campus of ERAU, has been named the "Arizona Avionics Technician of the Year."