Embry-Riddle is one of the premier aviation and aerospace universities in the world and we know that many of our students come from families where flying is a normal part of life. Therefore it is only natural to expect some of our guests will want to fly here in their own aircraft to visit the university. We are more than happy to accommodate all our fellow aviators but there are some rules and limitations that everyone has to abide by in order for us to provide the service you would expect when you come to Embry-Riddle.
The first thing you will need to do is fill out our online Ramp Visitor Registration form. We ask those individuals that are flying larger aircraft (greater than 12,500 lbs.) to fill out the online form at least 1 week in advance. For smaller aircraft we ask that the form be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This advanced notice is required so that we can coordinate with airport operations, local aviation service providers, and our own ramp personnel.
There are limitations to the size of aircraft that we can bring onto our ramp. The aircraft cannot weigh more than 65,000 lbs. and the maximum wingspan is 90 feet. We do not charge a parking fee but there is limited space available so all requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. That is another reason to submit the online form as soon as you know when you will be flying in to visit us.
For those coming via helicopter, your aircraft will have to be towed onto the ramp. Be sure to coordinate with our Flight Dispatch & Ramp Operations Manager, who contacts all visitors once their completed Ramp Visitor Registration form is received.
Just a reminder, we are not an FBO. We may not be able to provide all the services that you’ve come to expect when you fly into a regular FBO. If you are looking for free coffee, popcorn, and a movie in the pilot’s lounge you will be disappointed. Of course, if you would like an in depth explanation of the aerodynamic factors involved in a stall, we have over 150 flight instructors that would be more than happy to tell you all about it.
We look forward to you visiting us here at the Flight Department and we want to make sure that your experience is a pleasant one. We will do everything we can to make that happen but we need your help. Follow the instructions provided on this page and you will be well on your way to assuring everything goes smoothly and your visit is a memorable one.
If you would like to speak directly to our Flight Dispatch & Ramp Operations Manager, call us at 386-226-6980.