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Student Spotlight:
Dr. Daniel Herron

AOA flight student Dr. Daniel Herron takes you through a riveting account of his experience on the front line at a Brooklyn, NY hospital.


"As the small Brooklyn community hospital quickly became engulfed during the peak of the crisis, doctors from around the city and country were brought in to help. One of these doctors was Dan Herron, the chief of bariatric surgery at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. Used to commanding a team and teaching surgical fellows at the flagship uptown hospital, he found himself on the front lines deep in Brooklyn, doing whatever needed to be done — from performing blood draws and wheeling gurneys to changing bedsheets."
Full Article: New York Magazine - Intelligencer: Diary of a Hospital

Academy of Aviation appreciates all of the medical heroes, first-responders and essential personnel who are on the front lines of this crisis and fighting to save people's lives and protect their well-being. We are delighted that one doctor in particular, our student Dr. Daniel Herron, will be able to take a much needed break from the chaos and enjoy some cloud cruising to disconnect from the mayhem on the ground. We wish Dan blue skies, a successful Instrument Rating, and all the best in the pursuit of his Commercial!

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Scroll down for more personal photos of Dr. Herron!






Getting his taildragger rating in a Piper J-3 Cub.
Photo courtesy Dan Herron


After just finishing a demo flight in a Van's Aircraft RV-14A.
Photo courtesy Dan Herron


Holding the rudder of an in-progress experimental aerobatic aircraft build.
Photo courtesy Dan Herron


About to get his High-Performance Checkout in a Cessna 182.
Photo courtesy Dan Herron


In the Covid Unit in New York City (blurry because the phone is in a ziplock bag to keep it clean.)
Photo courtesy Dan Herron

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