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Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:03 am

I just heard news that the campus in Daytona Beach suffered extensive damage. Here are some photos if you can access them:

http://erau.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2027322&l=f1dd8&id=39700384


It looks pretty bad, I hope everyone is OK.

[Edited 2006-12-25 23:22:52]

[Edited 2006-12-25 23:23:40]
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:10 am

Lucky it happened to be Christmas Day. Supposedly less people around!

Some damage down by me too on the West Coast, Tampa area.


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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:16 am

Wow that looks bad.

While I do understand it did happen on Christmas day I wonder why they didn't attempt to fly some of those aircraft out of the area? Do they normally do that when there are storms in the area?
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:16 am

Holy crap, this is gonna set alot of students back alot of time. I feel bad for the Riddle guys, good luck you're gonna need it.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Sto

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:17 am

Those poor Cessna's
Hope everyone is ok.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:20 am

Well, my instructor just called me, and we are down 50 (yes, 50, not 15) airplanes. Perhaps some of them may be repairable, but we are also down a maintenance hangar.

Those photos do say it all.

I'm going to start swearing now, please excuse me.

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 2):
Do they normally do that when there are storms in the area?

They do normally do it for hurricanes that they can tell are coming, but apparently they didn't have the time to do it this time. At least that's what I was told.

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach, Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:22 am

If I recall correctly, flight activites are cancelled on Christmas Day. So most of the flight instructors are probably with family and wouldn't have been able to evacuate the airplanes. I saw the weather system coming by but who would have thought it would have been this bad.

It's going to be a hard semester for the other flight students and I and for the rest of our community, but our school has a great way of getting itself back together... if its hurricanes, hail storms... we'll make it.

[Edited 2006-12-25 23:24:17]
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:25 am

Guys, I'm gonna try to get a bunch of students together up here and raise some money to get you guys back on your feet. I know there's a fun rivalry between our schools but this is just a hard shaft to your program, one that nobody would wish upon you at all. If anyone else on the board wants to help, contact me through my profile.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:26 am

There goes flying for this semester.  Sad
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:33 am

OMG thats horrible... XJramper is down there... I havent heard from him in a bit... Im gonna call and check on him
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:36 am

Here is the news report:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/myfox/pa...EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1

Quote:
Tornadoes Cause Significant damage in Volusia County

Last Edited: Monday, 25 Dec 2006, 5:06 PM EST
Created: Monday, 25 Dec 2006, 5:01 PM EST

Radar Daytona Beach, FL -- A line of severe thunderstorms spawned at least one tornado that caused significant damage throughout Volusia County this afternoon. The most significant damage has been reported north of Deland and in mainland Daytona Beach.

In Daytona Beach, the primary area of damage is from Orange Avenue north to West International Speedway Boulevard, and from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University east to Beach Street. The City of Daytona Beach has activated its Emergency Operations Center.

A number of apartments and buildings were damaged and destroyed at the Sutton Place apartment complex, 310 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The apartment complex has been evacuated, and the American Red Cross has been alerted. According to Susan Cerbone, PIO for the City of Daytona Beach, there were six injuries at Sutton Place. Five were minor, and one was transported to an area hospital.

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 50 of 65 planes were damaged. According to Jim Hampton, ERAU's director of communications, some of the planes were flipped over, some had wings torn off, and some were thrown against a building. Additionally, a maintenance hangar collapsed on two or three planes. A small fire broke out in a support building, but it was contained quickly. The administration building and student center sustained damage.


The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking drivers to stay home for public safety reasons. Several traffic signals are down in the city, and crews are in the field assessing damage. Information will be released as it becomes available.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:51 am

Quoting Graphic (Reply 8):

That would be appreciated more than you can imagine. It's possible that we may have to get an entirely new fleet.

Here are the METARS for DAB over the past 24 hours. I guess tornados don't show up on them, because nothing on there is really bad:

KDAB 252153Z 20010KT 6SM -RA BR BKN015 OVC050 21/19 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP109 T02060194 PNO $
KDAB 252053Z 20008KT 6SM -RA BR BKN020 OVC050 21/20 A2984 RMK AO2 TSE27 SLP103 6//// T02110200 56003 PNO $
KDAB 252030Z 21006KT 7SM -RA FEW010 BKN025 OVC060 21/19 A2983 RMK AO2 TSE27 TS MOV NE PNO $
KDAB 251953Z 21008KT 2 1/2SM TSRA BR FEW008 BKN012 OVC020CB 21/19 A2985 RMK AO2 TSE1858B07E28B35 SLP106 TS OHD MOV NE P0012 T02060189 $
KDAB 251936Z 19009KT 2SM TSRA BR BKN009 OVC015 21/19 A2985 RMK AO2 TSE1858B07E28B35 TS MOV E P0009 $
KDAB 251928Z 19009KT 2SM RA BR BKN011 OVC019 21/19 A2985 RMK AO2 TSE1858B07E28 TS MOV E P0007 $
KDAB 251917Z 21009KT 1 3/4SM TSRA BR SCT013CB BKN019 OVC060 21/19 A2984 RMK AO2 TSE1858B07 TS AND CB E-SW MOV E OCNL LTGCG P0005 $
KDAB 251910Z 20012KT 2SM -TSRA SCT009 BKN013CB OVC060 22/19 A2984 RMK AO2 TSE1858B07 TS E-SW MOV E OCNL LTGCG P0001
KDAB 251858Z 23013G17KT 7SM -RA SCT009 BKN022 OVC060 22/19 A2982 RMK AO2 TSE58 TS MOV E P0001
KDAB 251853Z 22010KT 3SM -TSRA BR BKN009 BKN020CB OVC032 22/19 A2982 RMK AO2 PK WND 27034/1837 WSHFT 1830 TSB32RAB35 SLP097 TS AND CB NE-S MOV E OCNL LTGCG NE-S P0028 T02170194
KDAB 251851Z 21013KT 160V230 2SM +TSRA BR BKN009 BKN020CB OVC032 22/19 A2982 RMK AO2 PK WND 27034/1837 WSHFT 1830 TSB32RAB35 TS N-E-S MOV E OCNL LTGCG P0028
KDAB 251841Z 21019G34KT 1/2SM +TSRA FEW007 BKN022CB OVC032 23/21 A2983 RMK AO2 PK WND 27034/1837 TSB32RAB35 TS ALQDS FRQ LTGCG ALQDS P0011
KDAB 251837Z 22018G34KT 160V290 1SM +TSRA SCT022CB BKN028 OVC050 25/21 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 27034/1837 TSB32RAB35 FRQ LTGCG SW-N VIS 1/2 SW-N P0000
KDAB 251753Z 18014G22KT 10SM FEW021 BKN026 OVC032 25/21 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP106 60000 T02500206 10250 20233 58031
KDAB 251653Z 17010KT 10SM BKN020 OVC025 24/21 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP120 T02440206
KDAB 251641Z 17013G18KT 10SM SCT018 BKN025 OVC030 24/21 A2990 RMK AO2
KDAB 251553Z 17012G17KT 10SM SCT016 BKN036 25/21 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP132 SCT036 V BKN T02500206
KDAB 251453Z 16013G18KT 10SM SCT018 BKN034 OVC041 24/21 A2994 RMK AO2 RAB00E02 SLP137 P0000 60000 T02440206 50001
KDAB 251411Z 17009G16KT 10SM FEW015 BKN025 OVC080 24/21 A2995 RMK AO2 RAB00E02 P0000
KDAB 251353Z 17015G19KT 10SM SCT015 BKN065 BKN080 24/20 A2994 RMK AO2 RAB43E45 SLP139 P0000 T02390200
KDAB 251253Z 16010KT 10SM BKN017 BKN070 23/20 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP135 T02330200
KDAB 251153Z 16011KT 10SM BKN019 BKN047 23/20 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP136 70016 T02330200 10233 20228 55004
KDAB 251145Z 16011G15KT 10SM BKN019 BKN047 23/20 A2993 RMK AO2
KDAB 251053Z 16011G16KT 10SM FEW018 23/20 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP132 T02330200
KDAB 250953Z 16008KT 10SM FEW013 23/21 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP137 T02280206
KDAB 250902Z 16008KT 10SM SCT013 BKN100 23/21 A2995 RMK AO2
KDAB 250853Z 16007KT 10SM BKN013 23/21 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP140 BKN V SCT T02330206 57017
KDAB 250812Z 15008KT 10SM BKN013 23/21 A2996 RMK AO2
KDAB 250753Z 16010KT 10SM BKN018 23/21 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP144 BKN V SCT T02330206
KDAB 250653Z 15009KT 10SM FEW013 SCT019 BKN065 23/21 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP152 T02330206
KDAB 250605Z 15008KT 10SM BKN013 BKN031 OVC050 23/21 A2999 RMK AO2
KDAB 250553Z 15006KT 10SM BKN015 OVC050 23/21 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP157 60015 T02330206 10233 20206 58023
KDAB 250520Z 15009KT 10SM FEW010 BKN015 BKN070 23/21 A3001 RMK AO2
KDAB 250453Z 15006KT 10SM FEW007 BKN070 23/21 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 LTG DSNT NE T02280206 402390172
KDAB 250439Z 13006KT 9SM FEW007 BKN070 22/21 A3002 RMK AO2
KDAB 250353Z VRB05KT 9SM FEW014 SCT046 BKN075 22/20 A3004 RMK AO2 RAB16E26 SLP171 P0001 T02170200
KDAB 250311Z 07005KT 10SM SCT012 SCT018 OVC046 21/19 A3006 RMK AO2
KDAB 250253Z 06004KT 10SM BKN014 BKN019 OVC046 21/19 A3006 RMK AO2 RAB27E41 SLP179 P0000 60014 T02110194 56006
KDAB 250223Z 05004KT 10SM FEW016 BKN023 OVC045 21/19 A3007 RMK AO2
KDAB 250153Z 07003KT 10SM FEW005 BKN043 OVC060 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 TSB08E37RAE44 SLP184 TS MOVD N P0011 T02060189
KDAB 250141Z 00000KT 6SM -RA BR SCT005 BKN046 OVC060 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 TSB08E37 TS MOVD N P0011
KDAB 250127Z 08003KT 2SM +TSRA BR SCT005 BKN036CB OVC085 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 TSB08 OCNL LTGICCG TS OHD-E MOV N P0009
KDAB 250109Z 00000KT 5SM TSRA BR SCT006 BKN060CB OVC090 21/19 A3009 RMK AO2 TSB08 FRQ LTGICCG TS SE-S MOV N P0000
KDAB 250053Z 00000KT 8SM -RA BKN006 BKN060 OVC100 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 RAB15 SLP186 P0003 T02060189
KDAB 250046Z 01003KT 6SM -RA BR SCT004 BKN008 OVC110 21/19 A3007 RMK AO2 RAB15 P0003
KDAB 250022Z 07003KT 5SM -RA BR BKN004 OVC008 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 RAB15 P0000
KDAB 242353Z 03007KT 7S}?04 BKN008 OVC029 21/19 A3008 RMj
KDAB 242321Z 36009KT 7SM SCT004 OVC008 21/18 A3007 RMK AO2 RAE2255 P0000
KDAB 242253Z VRB05KT 8SM -RA BKN004 OVC008 20/18 A3007 RMK AO2 RAB30 SLP180 P0001 T02000178
KDAB 242237Z 04007KT 6SM -RA BR BKN004 BKN008 OVC014 20/18 A3006 RMK AO2 RAB30 P0000

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:53 am

Good lord, the storm's supposed to be hitting Miami in an hour or so:

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?r...duct=N0R&overlay=11111111&loop=yes

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:54 am

Wow...

Hope Cessna's backlog isn't too big...thank god nobody was around to get injured though.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
That would be appreciated more than you can imagine. It's possible that we may have to get an entirely new fleet.

I'm gonna be getting in touch with student services and some faculty up here, I'll be e-mailing them ASAP, One of my friends who stayed up in Grand Forks over the holiday is gonna be getting in touch with the director of the aviation program, we'll do what we can to help get you guys flying again.
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Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
I guess tornados don't show up on them, because nothing on there is really bad:

Ahh, well... there are some nasty looking entries that suggests potential for tornado activity.

Mentions of TSRA/TS/CB/WND/WSHFT/etc.

Of course, probably most of the time, it's just a bad storm, but not that severe. I'm not sure anyone could have had done much; it caught the 'civilian' metereologists by surprise from what I heard, too.

The damage looks incredibly bad.  Sad If someone organizes some kind of university-sanctioned fundraising drive, please let us know. Hopefully, insurance will be able to pick up replacement costs for most or all. That's probably going to take some time, and I'm not sure what next semester's flying is going to look like.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:06 am

Quoting Vref5 (Reply 16):
Of course, probably most of the time, it's just a bad storm, but not that severe. I'm not sure anyone could have had done much; it caught the 'civilian' metereologists by surprise from what I heard, too.

Tornados aren't like hurricanes, in that you know days in advance of when a hurricane is going to hit and you can leave when the weather is good. If you know a tornado is coming, it's already too dangerous to try to fly out.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:16 am

50 aircraft, that will be a very big set back, I really hate to see this.. These storms that come in from the gulf blew across the state pretty fast.. Looks like the building has taken a bad hit as well.. Many a good pilot has come from there over the years, What luck happening on a holiday we could be looking at some possible fatalities
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:25 am

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 18):
50 aircraft, that will be a very big set back, I really hate to see this..

That's not a setback...that's just 'effing debilitating....


 Sad

My school....my flightline.....my maint. shed....my radio station.....

My heart goes out to all Aero. Sci students though....

I'll be back in town on the 8th, maybe sooner....Other Riddle kids let's figure out what we can do. We all know our school doesn't really give to much in the way of their students, but now, more than ever...regardless of if you're a pilot, engineer, business student, communications, or a human factors major...We all need to band together. Regardless of where you come from...this is YOUR SCHOOL.....

...You can find me at the radio station helping to clean up and get that place back up and running ASAP....
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting Graphic (Reply 17):
Tornados aren't like hurricanes, in that you know days in advance of when a hurricane is going to hit and you can leave when the weather is good. If you know a tornado is coming, it's already too dangerous to try to fly out.

Yep. That's what I was getting at. Best you can do is see potential for nasty weather and evaluate based on multiple sources. In this case, it just looked like a nasty storm -- certainly common in the Daytona area especially in the summer.

Unfortunately, it was worse than that but by then, too late. Aviation meteorological forecasting is still some guesswork and intuition despite much of it being a science and armed with serious technology.

So there isn't much to second guess about, since nobody thought it'd escalate. I don't have any issues with that. Life happens and all that. What's left at this point is a recovery operation to get back to a full schedule somehow.

I can only hope the insurance will pick up replacement costs and that ERAU can secure replacement aircraft quickly. ERAU's website seems to be down. Wonder if it's overloaded or if power or network is down right now. Don't know; will see how that goes.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:34 am

did the speedway get hit also?
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:38 am

I JUST got home and saw the pic on the news. My condolances to everyone at ERAU except for the Maintenance students who now have PLENTY of hands of work to do.

I'm glad that this is only a matter of paintbrush/checkbook repairs and no one was hurt.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:38 am

Quoting Vref5 (Reply 20):
Yep. That's what I was getting at. Best you can do is see potential for nasty weather and evaluate based on multiple sources. In this case, it just looked like a nasty storm -- certainly common in the Daytona area especially in the summer.

Unfortunately, it was worse than that but by then, too late. Aviation meteorological forecasting is still some guesswork and intuition despite much of it being a science and armed with serious technology.

So there isn't much to second guess about, since nobody thought it'd escalate. I don't have any issues with that. Life happens and all that. What's left at this point is a recovery operation to get back to a full schedule somehow.

I can only hope the insurance will pick up replacement costs and that ERAU can secure replacement aircraft quickly. ERAU's website seems to be down. Wonder if it's overloaded or if power or network is down right now. Don't know; will see how that goes.

The sad part though is that I don't think there could have even been the possibility of an EVAC of the airplanes.....Many IP's are at home celebrating the holiday with their families...couple that with the obvious IFR conditions, approaching bad weather, and the backlog of IFR flightplans that would have flooded DAB....there's just no way...
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting Vref5 (Reply 20):
I can only hope the insurance will pick up replacement costs and that ERAU can secure replacement aircraft quickly.

Insurance will most likely pick up the costs, but finding replacement aircraft quickly will be the real challenge. 50 airplanes with less than 100 hours (I've been told that that is the cut-off for new acquisitions), equipped as the old ones were, don't just appear out of nowhere.

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:40 am

There are two things that were very disturbing.

Number one is that it landed 100 yards from where i work (the terminal).

Number two...how the hell did anyone know that we were under a tornado watch/warning??? Where im from we are warned like asap if we are under a severe thunderstorm warning.

I am on a flight from mco-den tonite and will be away for work in bismarck for a week. I agree with riddlepilot...lets get some ppl together and help clean/repair/etc.

Sorry to those in the path of it beyond clyde morris and nova.

merry christmas to us  Sad

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:07 am

Local 6 News did a terrific job covering the storm. I was glued to the television as the storm moved from Tampa, east right through Orlando then up to Volusia County and Daytona Beach. They kept reminding people to call loved ones, as many children were probably playing with their new game boxes, or watching new DVD's, and weren't even aware of the approaching tornadoes. I called my nieces and nephews in Spruce Creek and indeed, they were playing with their new Nintento Wii and had no clue what was happening.

I can't believe there haven't been any fatalities or serious injuries. I hope we get through the night this way.

It turns my stomach to see all those planes wrecked.

If I can help in anyway, I want too.

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:11 am

Damn... Glad I'm done with my flight training down and not down there anymore... Hope everyone is ok and everything gets up and running soon.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 24):
Insurance will most likely pick up the costs, but finding replacement aircraft quickly will be the real challenge. 50 airplanes with less than 100 hours (I've been told that that is the cut-off for new acquisitions), equipped as the old ones were, don't just appear out of nowhere.

Plus insurance companies never work quickly...

A shame to see such a mess - terrible event for students and staff alike.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:14 am

Damn, Im sitting 1 mile from ERAU. I am just praying now that I am a Business student and I do not fly. I feel it for people that do...Hell I didnt even know we were under any kind of Tornado watch. I was out between 2-4pm driving around to blockbuster and chinese food outfit and just saw rain thats about it. Shame really.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:17 am

If anyone hears of any sort of student action group or anything to help out please let me know. I will be back down on the 1st and willing to help out in any way possible.

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:17 am

Wow...just wow.

This is horrible, one of the saddest things that I have seen. I flew in some of those aircraft that are now piled on top of each other or torn apart. I have friends who are flight instructors there who will be out of work for who knows how long.

I am also a Resident Advisor on campus as well, and have many flight students on my hall. I wonder how it will affect them, and how things will change on campus. Just looking at the pictures, it looks like the Avion (student newspaper) and campus radio station windows were all blown in, and there is a lot of expensive equipment in both of those places. The IC center and COA also look to have sustained some damage. It looks like a lot of debris was blown into the site for the new building that is being put up between the Sim building and the IC Center. I hope that the new residence hall that is being put up (by McKay, for those familiar with the campus), didn't sustain much damage, becuase that is on a tight schedule already.

But the Sim building and flightline...unbelievable. I wonder how much damage was done to the Sim Building - it looks extensive - as there are millions of dollars worth of simulators in that building. Maintenance hangar is gone, and I am curious to know what damage was done at the flightline buildings. As said before, this is debilitating, and my heart goes out to all the students, employees, and everyone who is sinificantly affected by this in the coming semesters.

I am in shock, but agree that we must find a way to do something to bring the campus back up as quickly as possible. Hopefully the university will send out an email soon regarding the damage, and will include ways for us to get involved and help in the cleanup and bringing the university back up.

To everyone else, thanks for the kind thoughts and actions. We do appreciate it.

Michael
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:18 am

Good to hear no one was injured or killed during this storm as I have several good friends who lives in the area.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:44 am

Looking through the pics again it looks like the ERAU maintenane hangar was completely destroyed as well... This is going to be a big deal if they can't find a place to do inspections and repairs bases on the sheer volume of work these planes need from all the hours they fly. The mx is down to quite a science and could be a while before it's up and running smoothly again...

On the bright side I guess all the aircraft that were destroyed will be replaced with mainly brand new G1000 aircraft... But damn I really can't see how much, if any, training is going to get done this semester except for maybe those that are near or up for check rides...

Just a terrible situation... As an ERAU senior I've gone through countless hurricanes (including the 5 in one year), evacuations, flying the planes to safety etc etc and never had any problems at all.... then on Christmas with basically no warning everything is destroyed  Sad
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:21 am

Hey, wow.. I am heartbroken by the news.. Just heartbroken.. nearly started crying when i saw the pictures Sad

Can anyone give me an update on the status of Misty Springs/Emerald Park Apartments? (yes thats where i live at school... )

Like to know if i need to come back sooner!

Thanks,
Adam
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:46 am

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 2):
While I do understand it did happen on Christmas day I wonder why they didn't attempt to fly some of those aircraft out of the area? Do they normally do that when there are storms in the area?

You don't have time to clear planes with a tornado since you get at most 5 minutes warning. As for clearing planes in the path of approaching storms other than hurricanes - can't be done. This is Florida - every afternoon from late May till late Sept we get powerful T-storms

Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
Well, my instructor just called me, and we are down 50 (yes, 50, not 15) airplanes. Perhaps some of them may be repairable, but we are also down a maintenance hangar.

Wouldn't be the first time that these planes been badly damaged.

First several had minor damage from Hurricane Charley in 2004, most were up by Fall Semester...

Then Summer A (May) of 2005, Embry Riddle got hit with golfball size hail that smashed out the "sunroofs" of the Cessnas and destroyed the interiors (and my truck).

I am glad to hear that no one is hurt.

Out of curiosity did anywhere else in Daytona get damaged? I don't want to sound selfish but my hail damaged truck is still down there as well as 90% of my belongings in a storage area about a mile southeast of the Riddle campus.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:48 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 35):
I don't want to sound selfish but my hail damaged truck is still down there as well as 90% of my belongings in a storage area about a mile southeast of the Riddle campus.

Crap, completely didn't even think about that... I've got a bunch of stuff at a storage place on beville across from the wal-mart... Hope everything is ok
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:50 am

The Riddle web site is back up-at least one page of it is. It states that the school is going to try and secure rental aircraft for their flight students and that as soon as they can more information will be available on the site. Also, and this seems fairly obvious, they are requesting that nobody try and go to the campus until it has been delcared safe. My best wishes to ERAU and all of the ERAU family.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:51 am

Crazy. We didn't really get any bad weather here on the North side of Orlando. I saw the pictures on the news a few minutes ago. That must of been intense.
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:53 am

Ok I read later it hit Sutton Place Apartments and all the way down to the Intercoastal. I almost moved there over on Nova Road across from the Police station. I knew a lot of people that live at Sutton Place and a lot of other Riddle students stay there. I am assuming that Riddle Students went home during the time though.

This is terrible. We survived several hurricanes, who would have thought a tornado would hit on Christmas
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:10 am

Demand Media fails at life
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:21 am

Quoting Graphic (Reply 40):
Here's the facebook group:

You gotta be logged in to access it. I don't have an account.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:24 am

I live in Daytona Beach area and just got home from Cocoa Beach, Florida. My sister had relayed to me that she heard ERAU and Sutton place got hit, but I didn't see any news on it so I just drove by there less than an hour ago. The cops have the ERAU student/dorm parking lot blocked off, as well as the main entrance and the SE entrance, also Bevellue between Williamson and Clyde Morris. As it was dark and everything blocked off I couldn't see anything except extensive debris still sitting along Clyde Morris by the main entrance and you can see all the windows blown out.

Got home to see this post and all I can say is Wow and how sad this is to happen to the Riddle crew and students but at least no one got hurt and hopefully Riddle will recover quickly.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:30 am

Quoting Skyhawk (Reply 37):
The Riddle web site is back up-at least one page of it is. It states that the school is going to try and secure rental aircraft for their flight students and that as soon as they can more information will be available on the site. Also, and this seems fairly obvious, they are requesting that nobody try and go to the campus until it has been delcared safe. My best wishes to ERAU and all of the ERAU family.

I was assuming that since Riddle has been such good customers for Piper and Cessna, that their leasing companies would probably hook them up on a good deal.

When would the campus have reopened had this not happened? While I attended, the semester often started relatively late like Jan 10 or so.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:33 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 43):
When would the campus have reopened had this not happened? While I attended, the semester often started relatively late like Jan 10 or so.

That's about right. I was planning on arriving back down there on the 7th or 8th. We'll see if that changes now.

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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:35 am

Quoting AdamWright (Reply 34):
Can anyone give me an update on the status of Misty Springs/Emerald Park Apartments? (yes thats where i live at school... )



Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 36):
Crap, completely didn't even think about that... I've got a bunch of stuff at a storage place on beville across from the wal-mart... Hope everything is ok

I drove by there just a couple hours ago, everything seems ok. Wright dont sweat so much and stay off the DL equipment as it brings bad luck  Wink
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 45):
I drove by there just a couple hours ago, everything seems ok.

Nice... thanks a lot
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:43 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 45):
Wright dont sweat so much and stay off the DL equipment as it brings bad luck

Asking Wright to stayoff DL is like asking Wright to shoot Nikon... it ain't gonna happen.  Wink
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting Graphic (Reply 47):
Asking Wright to stayoff DL is like asking Wright to shoot Nikon... it ain't gonna happen.

What is Adam Wright going to take pictures of with all those Riddle Cessnas not flying?

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 36):
Crap, completely didn't even think about that... I've got a bunch of stuff at a storage place on beville across from the wal-mart... Hope everything is ok

Yeah I have my stuff at All Aboard Storage, which is kitty corner from Walmart across from Dunkin Donuts. My truck, which I am going to try to sell when I get back down is sitting out in the open and was a victim of the Famous May 2005 Riddle Hail storm.
 
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RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:12 pm

Words escaped me as I looked through those photos.


From one Aviation major/student to another, my condolences. Here's to hoping you guys get back on your feet as soon as possible, and especially hoping that you guys in Daytona can still make it to Safecon '07 this May.

[Edited 2006-12-26 04:14:43]
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