More images here taken by one of the ERAU students:
Not for the faint of heart.
THE tangled remains of a fleet of planes lie scattered across a runway following a devastating storm.
Ferocious winds scooped them in the air then sent them crashing into one another at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.
Three people were hurt in the Christmas Day storm. And the region was bracing itself for more devastation as experts issued tornado warnings yesterday.
See how they wheel, bank and glide? Perfect. All in one.
Fleet replacement time!
But it's good news for Cessna and Piper....bad news for the insurance companies.
For fun, Goggle some major GA insurance carriers and see their auctions of bent aircraft. Some will make you cry...
There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.
We might have a similar situation over here if the weather nay-sayers are correct with their forecast for thsi weekend....
J Atkins - A PPL once More!
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Embry Riddle flight department devastated by tornado
School looking for replacement aircraft to lease
While most EAA members were celebrating the Christmas holiday on Monday, the staff at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., was dealing with the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through the campus that day. More than 50 ERAU aircraft were destroyed or damaged by the tornado, while nine campus buildings were also hit. The damage caused university officials to delay the start of classes for one week following the holiday recess, with the spring semester now starting on Jan. 16.
EAA immediately offered assistance to Embry Riddle in the aftermath of the storm, and the university has asked EAA for possible assistance from its members. The university is now looking to leaseback, or rent by the flight hour, several late-model Cessna 172s (180-horsepower G 1000 or conventional equipped aircraft) to replace those lost in the Dec. 25 tornado. The leases/or hourly rentals would last up to four months. The aircraft will be maintained to Embry Riddle exacting maintenance standards and returned to the owner/operator with either a fresh 100-hour or annual inspection.
If you can assist, please send an e-mail to Frank Ayers, Chairman of the Flight Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jack Haun, Director of Maintenance (email@example.com) to discuss lease/rental terms. Please provide the N-number of the aircraft and a general description.
For more information, visit www.eaa.org
de Havilland forever!
Quite frightening to see what kind of damage the flying debris did to the buildings in the background!
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