Eagle Flight Research Center
Embry-Riddle’s Eagle Flight Research Center is an official extension of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University located near the Daytona Beach Campus. The facility has a 10,000 square foot hangar with convenient runway access at the international airport in addition to research, instructional, and administrative space. Its role within the university is to provide industry, government, and the military solutions to flight research programs, while at the same time providing real-world hands-on projects for our students, staff, and faculty.
The Eagle Flight Research Center, as an extension of the University, has access to all University assets including our wind tunnels, reciprocating and jet engine test cells, and composite testing facilities. The center has a history of flight testing research for simulation, Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs), aircraft health monitoring, engine testing, and airframe integration and aircraft parameter identification. These projects include large and small reciprocating and turbine fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
While one of the center’s primary missions is to include students in hands-on projects, the center has an experienced staff of professors, DERs (staff and consulting), pilots, and mechanics. The one common thread that you will find at Embry-Riddle is a passion for aviation. The students, staff, and faculty are experienced with experimental aircraft, certification, instrumentation, and data gathering.