The Chairman of the Flight Department explains new flight student requirements here. View the 10-minute video to prepare for a smooth transition.
All new students must bring one of the following when attending New Student Orientation:
A current government-issued photo I.D. (ex. driver's license, military ID) must also be presented along with all these documents except for the passport.
IMPORTANT: Due to FAA regulations, it is mandatory that you be able to produce a current government-issued photo I.D. showing your full legal name spelled out in its entirety.
Courses in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) require US citizenship. Students will not be able to register for UAS courses until they present proof of U.S. citizenship.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires registration of all international flight students. The Embry-Riddle International Student Services Office can answer questions and help with the process. Call 386-226-6579.
You are required to bring at least one of the following when you attend New Student Orientation:
A list of Aviation Medical Examiners who can perform this medical certification exam near you can be found at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute website.
Students who are enrolling in FA121 must also have a Student Pilot Certificate. Students will have the opportunity to apply for a Student Pilot Certificate with one of Embry Riddle’s 141 Airmen Certificate Representatives on campus.
Flight students will require an FAA flight badge to allow access to the flight line. Don’t get stuck in line to get yours, upload your photo for your Eagle card today and fast track through the ramp badge process. Go here to access ERNIE, upload your photo and request your Eagle card (log-in required).
Electronic flight bags have replaced bulky FAA handbooks and manuals with free downloads that help offset costs and provide real-time tools that can enhance safety and efficiency. Electronic flight bags have been adopted by industry, and so Embry-Riddle is requiring that Aeronautical Science students also follow this model. In addition to using these devices in the airplane, students will also use them extensively in several academic classes. Educational discounts are available for the required iPad and ForeFlight app.
You'll find products and pricing online.
Be sure to use your ERAU email address and purchase on the ForeFlight website only.
Cost of Flight Training/Financial Aid
Flight costs are not covered by your tuition payments. See our Flight Costs Frequently Asked Questions page for an cost estimate. You should contact the Financial Aid Department to discuss your financial options for flight training at 800-943-6279.
Once you have completed all the requirements listed above, you should be eligible to begin your flight training.