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  • Picture: Embry Riddle flight school destroyed in Christmas Day tornado reopens for business with 60 new aircraft


    <P>Students took to the classrooms and flight line of <A href="http://www.erau.edu/" target=_blank>Embry Riddle...


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  • Picture: Embry Riddle flight school destroyed in Christmas Day tornado reopens for business with 60 new aircraft

    News | 17 Jan 2007 16:29 | John Croft

    <P>Students took to the classrooms and flight line of <A href="http://www.erau.edu/" target=_blank>Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)</A> at the Daytona Beach international airport on 16 January, only 22 days after <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2007/01/09/211435/florida-embry-riddle-flight-school-races-to-replace-fleet-after-christmas-tornado-destroyed-60-of-aircraft.html" target=_blank>a powerful tornado destroyed or damaged 50 of its 65 training aircraft and multiple buildings on 25 December</A>. </P> <P>In addition to work crews who patched up classrooms, the aviation industry helped out by assisting ERAU in quickly finding replacement leased aircraft for the training fleet. </P> <P>“You can’t tell anything happened,” says university spokesman Jim Hampton of the renewed flight line, which is now numbers 70 aircraft (pictured below). “People from industry responded overwhelmingly and immediately.” <BR><BR></P> <P align=center><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHThttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Picture-Embry-Riddle-flight-school-destroyed-in-Christmas-Day-tornado-reopens-for-business-with-60-new-aircraft-211583/