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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6006 times:

First off, my apologies for the lack of clarity on some of these photos.....some were shot with an old 110-film camera, others with a very old, completely manual 35mm.

As promised in the "DAB: the Way It Was" thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/3884280 , here are some photos I shot during my time at Embry-Riddle in the early 80's (June '81 to May '84).

What we called the University Center (or UC), now called the John Paul Riddle Student Center, is in the foreground. The Tine W. Davis Swimming Complex just behind, and what we knew as Dorm 1, now Doolittle Hall in the background:


Looking back across Clyde Morris at the school. Notice how little there was between here and the UC (no ball fields, no Spruance Hall):


View on final to DAB's runway 24L:


Having just departed runway 6R:


The view of the UC taken from whereabout the library is now standing:


Speaking of the library, during my stay, the first floor of the A Building was the library:


Finally, the view looking east from where the library is now over to the Lindbergh classrooms:


Again, comments are welcome...

Tom at MSY (ERAU '82)


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User currently offlineDelta4eva From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

That's awesome....it has changed dramatically since then.


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

Interesting photos. Again, thanks for sharing, Tom! I'm always interested in seeing how things change over the years. After seeing the first photo it took me a few seconds to figure out what I was looking at (and it's customery of me to look first, then read afterwards).

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5866 times:

N86ER (a 172 N?) ended up being an FBO bird for Southwest Aviation at LRU in the early 1990's... not sure which Embry Riddle campus she came from (when did Prescott open?), but knowing the FBO owner (and working for him at the time as a lineboy Wink ), I can tell you that Hal, the FBO owner, would never have bought her if he didn't get her for a song or some sort of horse trade  Smile


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineDewy89 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5848 times:

Wow I can't believe how big the campus has grown in the last twenty years. It's amazing to see how much open space there used to be. These pictures remind me of Spruance Hall. In the photos it wasn't even built, and now it no longer stands.  worried 

User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5816 times:

Definately brings back some memories. I graduated in 2003, and things have changed in the short four years since I have left, but the feelings stay the same.

I tell my friends that Embry Riddle was the best 4 years of my life...I wouldn't give them up for anything. I think what I enjoyed most about the school was the regimented style in which everything was run. We take our flying seriously. Having grown up in an airline family, I came to appreciate the strict professionalism needed to be successful and safe in one of the most glamorous industries.

Thanks for the photos. James



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5807 times:

That's probably the largest parking-to-student/faculty ratio the university has ever seen.  Big grin

Just amazing how far it's come. Thanks for sharing Tom.



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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

Thanks for the post. I graduated in '94 and it's changed so much.

User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2548 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

Thanks for the memories Tom. I arrived at ERAU Jan 86 and graduated in 90. Your pictures are a good look back to how I remember the campus. There were a few additions by 86; Library phase I, racquetball courts, the front parking lot(now the engineering building). Before I graduated we saw the demise of the old runway parking lot (that was a much hated move), which gave usthe second phase of the library and the new lot with the baseball field. Plus the lovely retention pond moat. Sprunace Hall rose from the front lot. I had the pleasure of working there for first Admissions and then Student Accounting. The last addition before I left was the addition of the former UCF buliding across Clyde Morris. Some moron gave it a terrible name that quickly was made into a acronym with a derogatory lean, The ASSL.

User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5650 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3):
N86ER (a 172 N?) ended up being an FBO bird for Southwest Aviation at LRU in the early 1990's... not sure which Embry Riddle campus she came from (when did Prescott open?),

The Prescott campus opened in the fall of 1978, but with Grumman American Tigers for the single-engine trainers, so N86ER probably didn't come from Prescott.

Tom, thanks for posting the photos. I started at Prescott in '78, but had to transfer to Daytona to finish in '81 and I haven't been back since - just haven't been back to DAB. I did drive to the campus at PRC once since, when I happened to be in the neighborhood.



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2548 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5639 times:

Thanks for the memories Tom. I arrived at ERAU Jan 86 and graduated in 90. Your pictures are a good look back to how I remember the campus. There were a few additions by 86; Library phase I, racquetball courts, the front parking lot(now the engineering building). Before I graduated we saw the demise of the old runway parking lot (that was a much hated move), which gave usthe second phase of the library and the new lot with the baseball field. Plus the lovely retention pond moat. Sprunace Hall rose from the front lot. I had the pleasure of working there for first Admissions and then Student Accounting. The last addition before I left was the addition of the former UCF buliding across Clyde Morris. Some moron gave it a terrible name that quickly was made into a acronym with a derogatory lean, The ASSL.

I am suprised not see my old car in any of the photos. My 78 Ford was a staple in the parking lot way before I got there. When I finally sent it to the junk yard it had about 10 years of old parking stickers. It had a couple in the rear window and like three on the bumper. I kept to tradition of never removing or covering the old one. If I had stayed for my Masters' I would have run out of bumper space.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Glad to be able to provide some material to bring back some memories for you guys. The place has really grown since I was in school.

As I recall, the only building that was built while I was there were the racquetball courts.

Looking at a MapQuest aerial photo, I'm seeing a new building going up, one that's not shown on the Riddle map I'm also looking at, located behind what was Dorm 2 (now McKay Hall)...is that a new on-campus dorm, or something else?

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

Wow!

That's really impressive. I started attending Riddle this Semester and am in-love with the place. All the buildings are top notch in technology and the aircraft... breathtaking.

The place is absolutely the best place to be if you're an aviation lover. I have never been so happy in my life... getting up in the morning and having an MD-80 blasting off the runway and smelling some jet exhaust can't get any better!

Quoting Dewy89 (Reply 4):
Wow I can't believe how big the campus has grown in the last twenty years.

Very impressive. That demonstrates how successful this place is!

Cheers and thanks



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5475 times:



Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 11):
I'm seeing a new building going up, one that's not shown on the Riddle map I'm also looking at, located behind what was Dorm 2 (now McKay Hall)...is that a new on-campus dorm, or something else?

Yup, that's Apollo Hall, the newest dorm. It was completed last summer and ready for Fall students. It's 5 stories (or 4? I haven't really looked that closely).

Other dorms that didn't exist in the 80s include Adams, Wood, O'Conner, and Stimpson all located in the Student Village complex which is on the other side of Midway Ave (which I don't think that existed back then either).

Also, the College of Business has just opened for this semester and is located between the COA (College of Aviation) and the Sim Center. Speaking of which...did you guys have any sort of simulators back then?


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5902 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5462 times:
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A lot was built while I was at Riddle from 1989-1995, including the Multi-Faith building, the "newer" engineering building, the Field House and some new dorms. Also, the new DAB terminal was built and the original terminal was the international terminal when LTU flew into DAB for a short time.

User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5415 times:

Ha, thats awesome. I'm hoping to transfer to the Prescott campus next year. Things have certainly changed...

-Matt



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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4263 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

Wow. I attended ERAU from 1997-02 (BS Aerospace Studies). That place has changed a lot since those pics. My freshman class was the first class to ever live in the Student Village (Adams and Wood are the freshman dorms in the Village), and those facilities are still among the finest in any college. I was disappointed that Students kept trashing them. The Sim Building also opened when I got there, and they had the Beech 1900 and the 737 simulator at the time (Not sure whats in there now). But my favorite building on campus was definitely the Lehman Building. Spent many a time in the las in there, and the class rooms there were much more pleasant than those in Alphabet Soup. (Are they going to tear that complex down anytime soon?) Steven Sliwa got a lot of buildings added to campus during his time as President, which is a good thing.

Not long before I walked, they opened the new COA building, which made life a lot easier for many students, as it was quite a walk over to the ASSL complex (I believe IT is over there now). While I never took any classes in the building (I did my ATC minor in the old building) I did take my ADX written after the building opened. It is quite a building, with some nice labs. Only real issue I have is the color scheme they chose for the inside. They also got hold of the old Volusia County Health Department and moved the ROTC programs into the building, which provided them with much better facilities than they had before (Air Force was in a trailer near Doolittle, and Army was in the same building as Recieving and the Print Shop. And from what I hear, they have added even more to the campus since I was there. I have only been back once since I walked. Now that AWAC is going to be serving Daytona, maybe I can go back and see whats happened, and catch up with some old professors.

Only problem with going to Riddle is now I have lots of student loans to pay off. Not fun.


User currently offlineBoeingnut787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5259 times:

I'm really surprised of how much it has changed since these pictures were taken and yet the university is going to make a lot of more changes in the coming years. They have plans to redo the whole main entrance area. A new Admissions building will be built where the old Spruance Hall used to be but the main entrance of that building will face the Engineering Building. The Wright Flyer will be moved to the front of that building and there will no longer be a big circle around the Student Center and the library. Instead they are planning to raze "Alphabet Soup" and build a newer academic building. They have 3'x4' maps of what they are planning to do around this area. I can take a picture of one of the maps if anyone wants to see what I'm talking about.

User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

All I can add is "wow", that was such a great time. The Ocean Deck, the beach, and spring break; who would have thought the changes to todays ERAU. Heck they even have cheerleaders...

Greg ERAU '84


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5094 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 14):
including the Multi-Faith building

When I was there, the multi-faith building was pretty much a single room in Dorm 2 (McKay Hall)...

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6803 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5035 times:



Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 9):
I started at Prescott in '78, but had to transfer to Daytona to finish in '81 and I haven't been back since - just haven't been back to DAB. I did drive to the campus at PRC once since, when I happened to be in the neighborhood.

And this is what PRC looked like back then...

http://www.serve.com/wizjd/parks/photo/mediumSize/DeathValley02.jpg

LOL!

Just kidding, there was also a McDonald's and a Circle K.  Smile

But both campuses have grown and evolved so much over the years. I've been to both, DAB a few times and am a PRC alum myself. I barely recognized Prescott the last time I was there. It's almost like, gulp, a real school now.


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4934 times:



Quoting Boeingnut787 (Reply 17):
I can take a picture of one of the maps if anyone wants to see what I'm talking about.

Absolutely!  Smile



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User currently offlineBoeingnut787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Here are 3 shots of what they are planning to do with the main entrance...

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enjoy

[Edited 2008-03-13 16:55:45]

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4846 times:



Quoting Boeingnut787 (Reply 22):

Interesting. I wonder how/if it's going to affect the time capsule buried in front of the Wright Flyer's current location.

Much appreciated for taking the shots!



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineBoeingnut787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4819 times:



Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 23):
Interesting. I wonder how/if it's going to affect the time capsule buried in front of the Wright Flyer's current location.

This was actually one of the first things that came to my mind when I found out what they are going to do. The capsule isn't supposed to be opened for many years to come. They may just leave it there and build around it. It looks like the place where the capsule is located right now is either going to be turned into what the board says "Green Space with Detention" or it will be on the edge of the plaza. I guess we will just have to wait and see how they deal with it.

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 23):
Much appreciated for taking the shots!

You are very welcome. This particular board was in the atrium of the IC building.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 33
Reply 25, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

It has indeed changed a bit since I left in 1982. I suspect I'd no longer be able to find my way around Daytona any longer. But then, that was true in 1986 when I went back for a short visit. You truly cannot go "home".  airplane 


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