– At the regional, National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference, Florida Tech’s Falcons flight team was
awarded the first Robert Schuster Memorial Safety Award for NIFA Region 9. The recent event was held in Jacksonville, Fla.
The award was originated this year in honor of Schuster, a Florida Tech College of Aeronautics professor for four years,
who died in March 2004. Prior to joining Florida Tech, Schuster was an instructor at Broward Community College, also a member of NIFA Region 9. Schuster
was devoted to aviation safety and very active in the NIFA flight competitions. An ad hoc organization, “Friends of Bob Schuster,” sponsored the award.
“We hope this will become an annual award in Bob’s memory, in recognition of his love of flying and devotion to flight safety,” said Dr. Donna Wilt,
associate professor of aeronautics. Those interested in making a financial contribution to future awards may contact Wilt at (321) 674-8120.