Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Displays and Exhibits

The Hazy Library and Learning Center is proud to present several displays and exhibits open to the public for viewing.

Young Artists Contest Paintings

Young Artists Display

View the delightful and colorful exhibit of selected paintings from the Young Artists Contest, sponsored by the Federation Aeronautique  Internationale (FAI) Aviation and Space Education Commission. These amazing paintings are created by young people between the ages of 6 to17 from countries worldwide.  The FAI sponsors this international art contest each year with thousands of students from around the world participating for awards and honors. Aeronautical and aerospace themes are represented, with special emphasis on air sports. The Hazy Library is the official archive of the original winning paintings from 1988 to the present. Photos of winning artwork are available on the FAI Website.
Location: 2nd floor



The Geochron World Clock is a unique time piece that shows where it is daylight around the world. The shape of the lighted area changes as the year advances and the location of the lighted area changes as the time of day moves forward. Every time zone in the world is defined. You may view where the sun is directly overhead and follow its path throughout the year.
Location: 2nd floor

Howe Eagle Collection

Eagle Collection

In April, 2015, William "Bill" and Dolores Howe donated a collection of17 eagle sculptures and 6 pieces of eagle art to the university that they acquired during their years of travel and as gifts. The collection is housed in the Gertrude Worthingon Reading Room.
Location: 1st floor

Kalusa Miniature Airplane Collection

The world’s largest to-scale, to-detail collection of miniature airplane models is housed in the Hazy Library. The Kalusa Collection consists of 5,825 aircraft. The library offers a short video in which Mr. Kalusa explains and demonstrates how he created his miniatures.  A database of the collection is searchable by manufacturer, country, type, year, and accession number.
Location: 1st and 2nd floors

Exhibits NASA Manned Mission Patches

The Hazy Library originally received a donation of NASA manned mission patches from Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Danielsen in 1994. Since that time, the collection has grown to include 175 NASA patches representing the manned mission flights beginning with Mercury in 1961 including Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab ending with the Space Shuttle mission on July 8, 2011.
Location: 1st floor

Nonsked Airline History Display

The Aviation Pioneers Association, APA, was formed in 1990 by individuals who were participants in the little-known segment of America's air transportation system, The Large Irregular Air Carriers. Commonly called the "nonskeds" (for nonscheduled flights), these pioneering airlines, flying war-surplus DC-3, DC-4, and C-46 surplus aircraft, were first to offer the $99 Air Coach fare coast to coast. The aircraft were flown mainly by pilots wishing to continue their aviation careers after discharge from military service. The display includes photos, artifacts, and documents from the APA.
Location: 2nd floor

Student Aircraft Design Project Models

ExhibitsThe Hazy Library proudly displays aircraft models donated to the library by graduating seniors. In their senior engineering design classes, student teams design, fabricate, and wind tunnel-test their design project aircraft. The project finale is the presentation of their project research to a panel of professors and aerospace experts.
Location: 1st floor

Wall of Quotes

Wall of Quotes Display

The wall of quotes gives a boost to the humdrum of everyday student life in the library. These quotes provide inspiration, contemplation, wisdom, and whimsy as represented by 19 notables including scientists, artists, authors, philosophers, politicians, poets, and pilots.
Location: 2nd floor