Embry-Riddle fleet ravaged by tornadoes

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  1. evangilder

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    Sad day for aviation.

     
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    Wow holy **** that sucks!
     
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    That is awful. It will probably take some time for them to begin operations again...
     
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    yes it will but i'm not sure i'd call it a sad day for aviation, no one was injured there was barely anyone there, the planes were not historic and can be replaced, albeit at a price, the students will still recieve an education, they will just be even more wary of flying in bad weather :lol:
     
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    It's a sad day because Embry-Riddle is one of the top aeronautical schools in the US.

    Video footage of the destruction:
    WESH.com - Video
     
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    Bummer, but nobody was hurt. The birds can be replaced with new ones. Probably an opportunity for Cessna or somebody to run down there and make a pitch.
     
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    Or better yet, run a PR campaign and offer to donate a few.
     
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    I imagine with the numbers Emory has in it's fleet and the probably number that were knocked out, ERAU is in the driver's seat. They won't need people to donate to them (not that they'll turn them down). Figure they replace 25 airplanes. That would be a substantial number of aircraft to produce for any aircraft manufacturer. Cessna, Piper, Socata, even some of the new producers from Eastern Europe will probably show up. And given that Emory can put them together themselves (and may even want to), they're gonna get deals thrown at them left and right.

    ERAU will probably hit up their Alumni to get some donations too. And if all the hulls were insured...
     
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    True enough, but imagine Cessna or Piper coming in with 1 or 2 donated aircraft. Good PR and a great way to get in good with the buyers, especially since they need a fair amount of them. But putting them back together would be a good exercise for the students too. They should now have an abundance of spare parts...
     
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    Yeah, scattered all over Southern Floriday:lol:
     
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