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Ready, Set, Fly: Aviation Lecture Series

Buckle in and discover the wonders of aviation as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presents the Ready, Set, Fly Aviation Lecture Series, a free virtual series comprising of 6 immersive lecture sessions developed by the world’s leading aviation educator.

Designed for students who are currently still in middle and high school, but open to all, this series breaks down the world of aviation into bite size pieces that are easily understandable, as well as run through some of its applications. Beyond learning about aviation, students will also get to experience the engaging and informative classes that Embry-Riddle students receive first-hand

Whether you are a buddying aviation enthusiast, taking your first step in aviation education or are looking to pursue an aviation career in future, we welcome you to explore the exciting world of aviation with Embry-Riddle.

Date: 17 - 31 August 2020
Language: English
Mode of Delivery: Zoom


Behavioral Science Economics

Lecture 1
Flying is Safer than Driving! – An Introduction to Behavioral Science

Behavioral science combines economics and psychology to understand why people make irrational decisions, such as avoiding flying in fear of plane crashes despite that car crashes are much more common!

Monday, August, 17th, 2020
6:30PM - 8:00PM (UTC +8)

Dr Somi Shin

Graph of Demand and Supply

Lecture 2
Freakonomics: What Determines the Supply and Demand for the Aviation Industry

The drivers for demand and supply are very unique and specific for the airports and airlines. This session aims to uncover insights in a fun and thought provoking way!

Thursday, August, 20th, 2020
6:00PM - 7:30PM (UTC +8)

Dr Jack Patel

Airplanes Flying in the Sky

Lecture 3
Who Owns the Airspace? How Can You Enter It and What Do You Need?

Traffic rights are essential for international aviation. This session aims at creating an understanding for restrictions and opportunities of international flight.

Saturday, August, 22nd, 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM (UTC +8)

Michael Scheurich

Airplane in Media

Lecture 4
Camera, Lights and Action! Aviation through the lens of Hollywood and Popular Culture

The history of the air age has mostly been written from the perspective of aircraft designers, builders, and pilots. This session aims to explore how Flight has evolved and portrayed in popular culture.

Wednesday, August, 26th, 2020
6:00PM - 7:00PM (UTC +8)


Blueprint for Design of Airplane

Lecture 5
Application Aircraft Design – Learn to Design, Create and Fly a Virtual Aircraft

Interested to learn how to design an aircraft? Learn aircraft basic aerodynamics in this session and apply it to a simulated Unmanned Aircraft Systems design construction using ERAU’s Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory (ARVL) design tool and simulator.

Saturday, August, 29th, 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM (UTC +8)

David Cirulli


Lecture 6
Management: What is it, Really?

Management is often seen as a boring subject that old people with white hair do. But we have been doing it since we were little! This session covers management and its 4 main stages, Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling, in a less boring way.

Monday, August, 31st, 2020
7:30PM - 9:00PM (UTC +8)

Ignatius L. Chan


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Dr Somi Shin

Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Courses Taught: Microeconomics | Macroeconomics | Introduction to Research Methods
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Dr Jack Patel

Assistant Professor & Academic Officer 

Courses Taught: Microeconomics | Macroeconomics | Advanced Aviation Economics | Airport Administration and Finance

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Michael Scheurich

Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics

Courses taught: Applications in Aviation & Aerospace Law | Business Law | Airline Management | Aviation Legislation and the Role of Government | International Aviation Management | Aviation Security | Airport Operations & Development | Capstone Course in Aeronautical Science | Aviation Workforce Management in a Global Environment | Student Success

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Director, Office of Student Success

Instructor, College of Arts and Sciences

 Courses Taught: Student Success | English Composition 

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David Cirulli

Adjunct Instructor, College of Aeronautics

Courses Taught: Introduction to Aeronautical Science | Aerodynamics | Aeronautical Science Capstone Course | Management of Air Cargo | Principles of Management | Management for Aeronautical Science | Logistics Management for Aviation/ Aerospace | Aviation Safety
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Ignatius L. Chan

Senior Executive, Student Services

Adjunct Instructor, College of Business

Courses Taught:  Principles of Management | Human Resource Management