I took the opportunity this fall to visit Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. My two day visit is broken into three separate articles: Day One (College of Business and Campus Tour), Day Two (College of Aviation), and Observation Flight/Flight Programs. In each article, I will try to summarize the programs and degrees I learned about, in addition to some things I found surprising about the school.
Embry-Riddle introduction video (*note, this is for the Prescott Campus):
- SkyWest Airlines
- ExpressJet / Delta Air Lines
- American Eagle
- Cape Air / JetBlue
- Proctor and Gamble (Corporate Aviation)
Example Gateway Program (Cape Air and JetBlue):
We took off from Runway 16 at KDAB and had a great view of the ERAU Campus as we turned East and then North towards one of the practice areas. The second you take off and get a view above the trees, the ocean is in sight and only a few seconds away:
Flying at sunset and into early nighttime was a great experience as well. The bright, orange sunset lit up the entire aircraft, a great chance for some photos!
The flight program at ERAU was very impressive to me, as it is to many pilots around the world. I can't wait for my next visit down to Daytona Beach to be on campus again. And who knows? ... Maybe this will be my home in a few years.
Thanks for following along with my Embry-Riddle experience. If you missed one of my three articles about my visit, check out the "College for Student Pilots" tab at the top of this site.
Enjoy the fly life everyone!,