IASA was recently asked by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to assist them in the Heritage Project by publicizing their appeal to make contact with those who attended their facility in the pre-university decades of the 1920's through to the 1960's. The text of their request is as follows and provides all the information you need about this exciting project.

"You Can Help Preserve Aviation History"

If you participated in aviation training either as a student or an instructor in the pre-university decades of the 1920’s through the 1960’s, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University would love to hear from you. The university is in the midst of collecting and archiving the history of aviation at the institution as seen through the eyes of its graduates and instructors.  Through The Heritage Project, you or someone you know, can help pass the legacy and story of this world class training facility to future generations.

While there are many ways to participate in this fascinating project, none is more important than to share what you remember.  If you would like to tell your Embry-Riddle training or aviation career story, please call or contact Dean Robert Rockett at 386-226-6026 or to be interviewed, so that your reflections can be preserved.  If you would like to contribute photographs or memorabilia (program booklets, posters, historic aviation gear), please contact Alex Richmond, archivist, at 386-323-8093 or, to discuss how items can be sent.

Embry-Riddle would like to stay connected with you. If you are not currently receiving information from the university, log on to  If you need more information about The Heritage Project and the special events that are planned for Embry-Riddle “alumni” and staff from 1926 to 1970, log on to

to add your name to the growing list of people who want to bring history alive. Join your colleagues and classmates at the Wings and Waves Air Show and Reunion in Daytona Beach, November 7-9.  You can help keep the excitement and passion for flying alive for years to come, while preserving the legacy of Embry-Riddle.