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 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.
Location: 2nd floor

Book Displays

Thematic displays of books highlight specific subjects or timely events. Displays are changed monthly.
Location: 1st and 2nd floors



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

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


Take Off Mural

A large back-lit wall mural is displayed at the end of the blue-lit hallway for a runway effect on each floor. This year, the 1st floor mural entitled “Take Off” is a collage of an aircraft ascending from a blue checker board runway. The 2nd floor mural entitled “Nebula Dreams,” is a colorful celestial image from the Hubble telescope with images of founders John Paul Riddle and T. Higby Embry embedded in the cosmos. Both murals were enlarged and enhanced by the graphic artistry of Linda Eisner, Circulation Supervisor.
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 167 NASA patches representing the manned mission flights beginning with Mercury in 1961 and including Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle missions up to the present.
Location: 1st 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.

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