Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Flight Safety Foundation
Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library

detail from Library dedication plaque

The Flight Safety Foundation’s Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library is now part of the Aviation Safety and Security Archives at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Lederer Library is named in honor of Jerome (“Jerry”) Lederer (1902-2004), founder and long-time director of the Flight Safety Foundation, in recognition of Lederer's life-long devotion to and leadership in improving flight safety.

Jerome LedererThe FSF 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
  • an extensive library of books and reports on aviation safety topics

Through the relocation of the FSF Lederer Library, the rich resources collected by the Flight Safety Foundation and Jerry Lederer have been joined with the extensive holdings of the Archives to form an even more robust resource for aviation safety research.


The Flight Safety Foundation Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library is available to FSF members as well as to members of the Embry-Riddle community, safety scientists and investigators, aviation safety personnel, academic researchers, and others interested in aviation safety and the history of aviation.

Resources may be used on-site in the Aviation Safety and Security Archives on Embry-Riddle's Prescott, Arizona, campus. Remote reference services are also available. Contact the Archives for more information.

e-mail: prasasa@erau.edu
telephone: 928-777-3949
fax: 928-777-3934

mailing address:

   Aviation Safety and Security Archives
   Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
   3700 Willow Creek Road
   Prescott, Arizona 86301

physical location:

   Robertson Aviation Safety Center II (Building 22) on the Prescott Campus (directions)


For more information about the Flight Safety Foundation, visit the Foundation's website.