Transport System (SATS) program. This expanded funding has enabled Embry-Riddle to participate in NASA's effort to develop a new aviation system for the traveling public, in which commuters would be able to safely operate and fly SATS air vehicles to their destinations similar to driving a car.
With the additional federal funding, NASA named Florida and Virginia as demonstration states for the SATS, and ERAU is leading Florida's participation in this 21st century program. Research performed by Embry-Riddle and its partners will enhance Florida's position as a leader in aviation and aerospace technologies. For more information, visit Embry-Riddle's SATS webpage.
Finally, as Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Mica worked with the Federal Aviation Administration, Embry-Riddle and Flagler Airport in Bunnell and constructed a new 19,000 square foot student training center at that municiple airfield.