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.


  • 80 Cessna 172s (Garmin G1000 glass cockpit and an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system.)
  • 11 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