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Embry-Riddle to Honor EAA Chairman at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh


MEDIA ALERT
July 21, 2015

Embry-Riddle to Honor EAA Chairman at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

WHAT: As part of its scholarship-raising Name A Plane Program, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will unveil a personalized decaled Cessna 172 from its university fleet to honor aviation organizational leader Jack Pelton, Chairman of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at a special dedication ceremony during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.

A forward-thinking executive with a deep respect for the organization’s founder Paul Poberezny’s vision for experimental aircraft, recreational aviation and EAA. Pelton has continuously worked on all issues that promote and advance the growth of recreational aviation. This includes advocacy on reducing the barriers for all aviators such as the third class medical reform, safety enhancement equipage, rules governing homebuilt aircraft and many other reforms. His career experience in product development (including new aircraft design) and as retired Chairman & CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company serves as groundwork for his continued passion for the industry as a whole.

Embry-Riddle leadership, including Interim President Dr. John R. Watret, will be part of the presentation. Media is invited.

WHEN: 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WHERE: The Embry-Riddle booth space at No. 49, 50, 59, 60 and 61 is located in Aviation Gateway Park at EAA AirVenture.

MEDIA CONTACT:
- Melanie Hanns, Director of University Communications/Media Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; (386) 226-7538, (386) 283-0753; melanie.hanns@erau.edu

About Name A Plane
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Name A Plane Program provides a unique opportunity to personalize one of the university’s residential campus fleets of Cessna 172s and Diamond Twin Stars as a tribute, honor, memorial or recognition of a loved one, special individual or organization. Money raised from this campaign goes directly to support students in the form of scholarships and financial aid. For more information, contact Director of Annual Giving, Yoon Choi, at (386) 226-7223 or choiy3@erau.edu. For more information on the Name A Plane Program, go to erau.edu/name

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 75 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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