MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech invites the public to join in the dedication of the Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research at Melbourne
International Airport on Feb. 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Of special note, members of the Orlando-based General Daniel “Chappie” James Chapter of the Tuskegee
Airmen have been invited to attend.
Construction of the facility began in 2007 following a $1.5 million gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust of Paramus, N.J. The center consists of a
main building and hangar, located on eight acres at the airport. In addition to flight training, the building will house centers in human factors and
simulation research. The building will also house a fixed-base operation, providing aviation services to the local population.
The new building is located west of the existing F.I.T. Aviation Center. It is accessible from Grumman Place, off of NASA Boulevard.
Emil Buehler was an aviation architect and engineer who left behind a legacy of aviation science and technology innovation. “Thanks to the Buehler Trust,
our College of Aeronautics students will enjoy the benefits of flight training and research in a state-of-the-art facility and the university’s profile
will rise in the aviation education community,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese.
For more information, call Florida Tech’s Office of Advancement at (321) 674-8962.