Aeronautics & Aviation

First-in-the-Nation Electric Plane Energizes Career Aspirations of Aerospace Engineering Student

Senior Elise Medhus says the Velis Electro will provide unique research opportunities not available at other universities.

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Florida Tech First University to Own and Fly Electric Plane

A first-in-the-nation acquisition will allow for hands-on learning and important research on a new and timely aspect of aviation.

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Buehler Grant Supports Historic First Electric Plane at Florida Tech

The Buehler Perpetual Trust is a generous supporter of Florida Tech aviation, giving $3.7 million towards training, research and education.

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Air Taxis? Vertiports? New Course at Florida Tech Explores Urban Air Mobility

With $10 billion invested, and a market that is attracting interest from major companies and startups, UAM is a growing force in aviation.

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Student-Founded Nonprofit Takes Flight with Local Youth

Ramone Hemphill Sr. and the 99th Squadron seek to make the aviation industry more accessible, diverse

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To the Stars

Focusing on program planning and control, Rich Ryan ’88 is playing a key role in developing the next space telescope for NASA.

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Aviation Safety Master’s Degree Earns ‘Graduate Safety Practitioner’ Status

The designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals adds even more value to the program for Florida Tech students.

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Florida Tech, Florida Prep Launch Dual Enrollment Program

The program allows Florida Prep students to complete 21 dual-enrollment credits at Florida Tech and to earn a private pilot license from F.I.T. Aviation.

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Florida Tech, Alumni Help Get Supplies to the Bahamas

The university provided air transport, pilots, fuel and more to assist the region after it was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

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Florida Tech Aeronautics Professor: More Plane Crashes Will Happen Unless Safety Systems Overhauled

Shem Malmquist, Longtime Accident Investigator, Available for Interviews As investigations continue into two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a visiting professor at Florida Institute of Technology who has been involved in aviation safety work since 1981 suggests there will be more accidents like these unless and until changes are made to aircraft safety systems. “The best way to…

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