Welcome from Dr. Tim Brady, Dean of the College of Aviation
Welcome to the College of Aviation website of the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The College of Aviation has been organized to meet the needs of aviation students of the 21st century. To achieve the high level of quality education demanded by the aviation profession, the College is composed of these facilities: the College of Aviation building, the Advanced Simulation Center, the Flight Operations Center, the Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science (AMS) building, the Sam Goldman Fleet Maintenance Hangar and the AMS Hangar.
College of Aviation Building
The COA building houses the following academic departments: Aeronautical Science, Applied Aviation Sciences, Doctoral Studies, Aviation Maintenance Science and Flight Training. Embry-Riddle's Aeronautical Science degree (Professional Pilot) has the largest enrollment of any similar undergraduate degree program in the nation. The Flight Training Department has a fleet of 75 aircraft, including Cessna C-172s, DA-42s Diamonds, Piper PA-28R Arrows and Piper PA-44 Seminoles. Through its cadre of full and part-time instructors, the department offers eight flight courses. These include instruction which will lead to a private pilot's license, an instrument rating and single and multi-engine commercial certificates. The department offers an advanced multi-engine navigation course and Certified Flight Instructor Aircraft and Instrument Instructor ratings.
The COA building also houses classrooms and specialty laboratories which support degrees, including the Air Traffic Management degree, the Applied Meteorology degree, the Safety Science degree, the Homeland Security degree and the Ph.D. in Aviation degree. The Air Traffic Management degree has air traffic laboratories which simulate both the en-route and the control tower air traffic environments.
Next to the COA building is the Advanced Simulation Center, which contains the most advanced ab-initio aircraft simulation on the planet. The center is equipped with aircraft-specific Cessna 172 and DA-42 Diamond Training Devices, plus a Canadair Regional Jet simulator (FTD). Each of these devices exactly simulates the aircraft- including the flying qualities- as well as powerful, realistic visuals.
Research & Labs
The College of Aviation also serves as a living laboratory which can research all elements of an air transportation system, including dynamic modeling of security systems, air traffic control interfaces and safety systems through its highly sophisticated aircraft and air traffic simulation. These simulations can then be incorporated into the real world, where a fleet of airplanes can bring the simulation scenarios to life in an in-flight laboratory. I invite you to explore each of these exciting academic programs and departments by visiting our links.
Our Honors Program provides students with exceptional backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their learning in their programs of study. The Program is designed to attract and retain top students and to develop their communicative, analytical, critical and research skills, nurturing a love of life-long learning, leadership and service. The Honors Program sponsors a series of lectures presented by speakers of national and international reputation. The Honors Program Distinguished Speakers Series brings stimulating speakers to campus each year.