A resource for all researchers of aviation safety and security, the Archives is a repository of unique and rare archival collections as well as published materials. We welcome use by Embry-Riddle students, faculty, and staff, as well as by aviation industry practitioners and academic researchers.
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The FSF Jerry Lederer Library contains the Jerome Lederer Papers, documenting the life and career of the "father of aviation safety"; records and publications documenting the Flight Safety Foundation's work to improve global aviation safety; and an extensive library of books and reports on aviation safety topics.
The historical library and records of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, this collection contains back issues of the ISASI Forum, ISASI seminar proceedings, United States and International accident/incident reports, and other air safety publications.
Stapp is best known for his pioneering rocket sled tests which studied human tolerance to acceleration and deceleration forces and led to improvements in safety equipment for aircraft and automobiles. In 1955, Time magazine named him "the fastest man on earth" after he set the land-speed record of 632 mph on the rocket sled while serving as one of his own test subjects.
The 29 December 1955 issue of Pilots Safety Exchange Bulletin tells the story of the ditching of a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) C-54 in the stormy Atlantic Ocean.
A sampling of posters from our collections, promoting safety to the pilot, maintenance technician, and others involved in flight operations.
Originally written by Jerome Lederer in 1942, the Mechanic's Creed recognizes the responsibility and trust conferred upon aviation maintenance technicians.