Flight Operations Center

This 1,700-square-foot lab is equipped to accommodate functions for both airframe and powerplant electrical systems found on both general aviation and air transport aircraft. This includes training devices for wiring practices and electrical trouble-shooting.

The Flight Ops Center boasts a state-of-the-art dispatch desk, real-time weather monitoring equipment, computer stations for flight planning, private oral rooms, and many other modern aviation conveniences designed to give our students everything they need for their pre-flight planning and preparation.

Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach flight operations run seven days a week, 50 weeks per year (only shut down for Fall/Spring semester breaks). The Flight Operations Center is open from 6 a.m. to midnight so our flight students have access to the airplane they need when they need it.


  • 63 Cessna 172s (Garmin G1000 glass cockpit and an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system.)
  • 10 Diamond DA42 VIs (Garmin G1000 glass panels and ADS-B)
  • Pilot lounge/cafeteria
  • 35-seat multimedia classroom
  • 24 private lesson rooms
  • 16 debriefing stations
  • Instructor/Pilot bay
  • Chief Flight Instructor’s office

Lab Information

Location: Flight Line

Lab Director: Dr. Ken Byrnes 

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m.-midnight 

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email dbdeanga@erau.edu.