Safety is a primary concern at Embry-Riddle. The Aviation Safety Department takes a proactive stance by emphasizing accident prevention, hazard identification, safety data collection and dissemination, comprehensive emergency response procedures, and an active safety education program.
The effectiveness of our safety program relies on the unrestricted flow of information between flight instructors, students, staff, and maintenance personnel.
The Aviation Safety Department invites everyone to participate and embrace our safety culture by promoting initiatives aimed at improving the safety of our operations.
Our people make a difference because safety is everyone’s responsibility, starting from the top.
Everyone involved in the flight-training program at Embry-Riddle is responsible for reporting safety-related situations, such as hazards, events, and unsafe behaviors. Likewise, everyone involved in the flight-training program is authorized to take immediate action to prevent an accident or unsafe situation from occurring.
You will learn more about our safety and security procedures once you begin your flight-training program. Authority and responsibility of the Flight Safety Department is headed by our Director of Flight Safety.
If you have safety concerns, please contact the Flight Safety office at 386-226-6763 or stop by the office in the Flight Operations building, Room 118B.
Our fleet is equipped with the FAA-standard Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) collision-avoidance system because it provides that extra margin of safety. Embry-Riddle became the first in general aviation to use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast System.
The industry-leading ADS-B system employs a large multifunction panel in the aircraft's cockpit, showing a graphic representation of traffic in the area. This gives flight instructors and students real-time information on potential air traffic threats.
The Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast program is an FAA-initiated project operating under Safe Flight 21 direction. The primary purpose of ADS-B is as a safety tool to provide flight monitoring in non-radar environments.
The system consists of a network of ground-based transmitters and electronic equipment in the aircraft. The aircraft transmits its position continuously to the nearest GBT and the GBT transmits information to the aircraft, providing positional information of other aircraft in the area. Weather information is also transmitted to the aircraft.
Embry-Riddle remains the only major collegiate program to employ the ADS-B system in its fleet of aircraft.
Our fleet is maintained to airline standards and refreshed every five to seven years. This ensures our students fly the safest aircraft in collegiate aviation.
Embry-Riddle aircraft fly only if they are in perfect mechanical condition. No open maintenance items are allowed on any aircraft a student flies. Period!
Embry-Riddle has a TSA-approved security program and meets the Airport Tenant Security Programs requirements.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.