Remarks: Embry-Riddle flew this aircraft in the 1930's as part of its training fleet. In 2010 the university purchased the aircraft back from a private owner and restored it to be flown in airshows and at publicity functions to promote the school.
Remarks: Embry-Riddle's newest Cessna 172, delivered from Cessna only about a month earlier. This Skyhawk features only three seats, the rear bench seat replaced by a centered jumpseat for observation.
Remarks: Just a few aircraft are left on the Riddle ramp to brace the impacts of Hurricane Sandy passing off the coast of Florida. You can see the precautions the maintenance department have taken to protect the aircraft left outside: taped up the static ports, pitot covers, 4 point tie downs and gust locks fastened to the aircraft. (Canon EOS 60D + 18-200mm)
Remarks: Introducing the newest aircraft in the Embry-Riddle fleet …N405TD, a 2012 Cessna 172. "Tango-Delta" is sporting a standard 172 paint job while the new paint scheme is designed. In addition to paint, it is sporting LED lights all around and the biggest change is the three seat cabin. The standard rear bench seat has been exchanged for a single place observer in the center. (Canon 60D + 18-200mm)
Remarks: Bryan and I just arrived back in Daytona after a flight to Flagler and back on our day off of from classes. 'Riddle435' was delivered new in 2007 to Embry-Riddle and now has over 6,600 hours. It looks like this one maybe replaced with the first batch of new aircraft in the works. (Canon 60D + 18-200mm)