College of Aviation

College of Aviation 2018-10-29T10:03:15+00:00

 

Embry-Riddle’s College of Aviation Cooperative Education / Internship Program provides students with practical experience that reinforces the concepts learned in the classroom. In tight employment markets, the program gives students yet another competitive edge, augmenting our existing superior program of course work and hands-on projects.

Get more information about the College of Aviation on the Daytona Beach Campus, and aviation internships on the Prescott College of Aviation website.

 

 

 

Joany Ramos Erazo
Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Insitu Inc.
 I am assisting in Launch and Recovery operations for the ScanEagle UAS. I was able to assist with set up of both the launcher and the SkyHook during training as well.
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Mitchell Mitera

Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Allegiant Air

Learning how to ride seat support in the MD-80 simulator at the Pan Am Flight Academy in Las Vegas Nevada. Simulator evaluations are an integral part of the interview process for pilot candidates and successfully completing one was a requirement for me to ride seat support during evaluations.

 

 

 

David L. Cawthon

Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: United Airlines

Check out our Line Check Airman March of Dimes plane pull champions

 

 

Kimberly Fuentes

Major: Aerospace & Occupational Safety
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Hudson Technologies

I am surrounded by the safety committee members and we are on the plant floor. Hudson Technologies is a manufacturing company that creates parts for the automotive, aviation, medical, government, and security industries around the world. In the co-op, I have presented safety recommendations to the safety committee and have created policies for the company. I would not have loved safety as much as I do now if it wasn’t for this internship.

 

 

Haseeb Ahmed
haseeb ahmedMajor: Master of Safety Science
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Airbus

Over the course of my internship, I am responsible for developing the Operator Safety Management System (SMS) Course. I work along with the Airline Safety Management department in Toulouse, France at Airbus’ headquarters.

Victor Griffin
Victor GriffinMajor: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Delta Air Lines

As a summer 2015 Flight Operations intern with Delta Air Lines, the specific duties I was assigned include jump seat authorizations, management pilot applications, KCM barcodes, career fairs, among other duties. Probably one of the greatest privileges of being an intern for Delta Air Lines was the opportunity to shadow pilots during flight through jump seat observations. Indeed, as pilots, being able to see what our future career will involve is very valuable. Many people orient themselves towards the airline pilot career path without being able to see first-hand what flying a jet airliner actually is like.

John Sami
john samiMajor: Aeronautics
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: United Airlines
I have learned more than I ever thought I would as an intern in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at United Airlines. On my first day on the job, I was invited with my team into the Vice President of Leadership and Engagement’s office in the United’s Chicago world headquarters to film her reaction to a D&I engagement event. The second day on the job, I flew with my manager to Washington D.C. to attend the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce marriage equality reception. I met the United Congressional Affairs Team, the Chief Diversity Officers from Hilton and Marriott, and the Minority Rights Ambassador to the White House. I am especially grateful for all of the employees that are so friendly when passing by on the way to lunch, meetings, or to the elevator. The corporate culture contains an open door policy that reinforces that United is definitely a company that I would love to come back and work for full-time in the future.

Christopher Gregg

christopher-gregg-lgMajor: Applied Meteorology
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Mt. Washington Observatory
The photo was taken just before sunset after a day spent in the clouds while it had been snowing the previous two days (in mid-May at that). The scene is looking west from what we call the observation deck; this is where an observer makes a weather observation each hour of the day regardless of the weather (which can include sub-zero temperatures and +100mph winds in winter). On the left side of the photo is the observation tower which is a more rugged version of a standard 10-meter weather measurement tower. The tower is for wind speed measuring instruments and needs to be accessible so that rime-ice can be removed from the instruments during inclement weather. The summit is the highest point North of the Carolinas and East of the Mississippi at 6,288 ft.
 
Michael Doyle
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Major: Applied Meteorology
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: TV Fox 29 News
The photo is of me recording theweather for the 10 p.m. news for TV Network Fox 29, Philadelphia, Pa.
Jentry Yost
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Major:Homeland Security
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms
I just finished an internship at the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) at the Denver Field Division. I learned so much these last six months.
Justin Solomon
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Major: Homeland Security
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Daytona Beach International Airport
Standing in front of of the B-52 as it gets a water canon salute on its arrival to Daytona Beach International Airport.
Cassandra Schultz
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Southwest Airlines
I am an Aeronautical Science major at Embry-Riddle. I am currently at Southwest Airlines for a killer flight ops internship. I am joined by Adam Flowers who is a Fall 2011 grad in Aeronautical Science in Daytona Beach, Florida. We are having a blast here. We recently got to do a day with the Company Wide Culture Committee in Phoenix, Arizona. Basically, to celebrate 30 years of service, we participated in an event called Hokey Day. The day is a way for Southwest to show appreciation to the in-flight crew members. Us flight operations interns helped with passing out lunch and cleaning the planes between flights at the Sky Harbor International Airport. We took it upon ourselves to dress crazy and bring a boombox with our group. The day was so much fun, I had to share!
Paul VanNess and Logan Melchionna
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Continental United Airlines
Aeronautical Science students in front of a Boeing 737. We did that on the delivery flight. We took it from Seattle to Orlando!
Young Bin Kim
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Korean Air
This picture is in the conference room where FOQA trend meeting is held every month at Korean Airways in Seoul, Korea.
Rebecca Scholand
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Major: Applied Meteorology
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Mt. Washington Observatory
Rebecca Scholand and another intern at the Mt. Washington Summit sign working the observatories hike-a-thon fundraiser.
Saad Sheikh
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Major: Master of Science in Aeronautics
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: US Airways Express
I am in Philadelphia near the De havilland Dash 8 which is operated by US Airways Express and belongs to Piedmont Airlines. I was in the Flight Safety and Operations department and had to investigate daily incidents/accidents that occurred on the ground.
Ivo Stepanek
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: American Airlines
Throughout the internship, we were presented with numerous fun and exciting opportunities such as this one, where I was able to accompany the crew on a delivery flight of a brand new B-737 from Seattle to Chicago. It was a great experience being able to complete the entire pre-flight and then jumpseat in the cabin alongside the crew.
Thomas Head
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Cape Air Nantucket Airlines
Flying as a first officer on Cape Air flight 1874 with service from Lebanon, NH to Boston Logan International Airport.
Jennifer Nelson & Anna Meller
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Continental Airlines
Jennifer Nelsen (Left) and Amanda Meller (Right) in the flight deck of a B737-500 full motion simulator located in Continental’s Training Center, Houston, Texas.
Coy Coley
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Major: Homeland Security
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Lee County Port Authority
This scene depicts my interaction with the Airport Operations Department. In the background are alligator trappers. They are attempting to capture and relocate a female alligator and her nest off of airport property into their natural habitat.
Megan English
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Major: Homeland Security
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
This is the Sheriff’s helicopter, known as Air One. I got to go up for about a two-hour ride in it to search for stolen vehicles/look for any suspicious activity that we could see from up in the air.
Ngoima Mwaura
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Major: Master of Science in Aeronautics
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: American Airlines
Mentorship weekend. I am on the left standing next to my boss, Captain Billy Nolen, who is the Manager of Flight Operations Safety at American Airlines at the Steve Harvey weekend mentorship program for young African-American children. Captain Nolen was one of 35 African-American pilots who were there that day to mentor these young kids and make them aspire to become airline pilots, engineers, doctors, lawyers or even president.
Steven Pellgrino
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Continental Airlines
Spending the weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands for $150 round trip.
Yasmin Eyre
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: American Airlines
Jaclyn Riu
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Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Continental Airlines
Touring the Continental Airlines Maintenance Facility.