Fleet & Simulators
The Embry-Riddle Prescott Flight Department has a commitment to safety, excellence, and professionalism that is second to none in the flight training community. That commitment is why the “Riddle Ramp” is home to the most technologically advanced fleet in collegiate flight training.
The ramp at the Prescott Flight Line boasts parking for more than 30 airplanes and 10 helicopters, and our instructors ensure that every student who steps into those aircraft receive the training they will need to not only meet the minimums required to gain a certificate, but become safe, professional pilots who have a truly positive impact on their industry.
Our thousands of alumni who fly some of the most advanced commercial and military aircraft today proves that Embry-Riddle is the world's leader in flight training.
Students attending school at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus will do all of their multi-engine flight training in the new Diamond DA42NG (Next Generation). And it truly is “next-gen.”
The reliability of the Super Decathlon's 180-horsepower engine and robust construction makes this the ideal aircraft for teaching student pilots how to properly recover from a variety of extreme unusual attitudes, including spins.
Students enrolled in Embry-Riddle Prescott’s rotorcraft training program will begin their flight training in the popular Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter — arguably the most popular training helicopter in the industry.
Upper-level students in the Airline Track of our Aeronautical Science degree program will use the CRJ-700 simulator to familiarize themselves with this widely used aircraft type.
The C172S G1000 simulator models give our student pilots a real sense of immersion within the training environment. Complete with simulated aircraft traffic, terrain warnings systems, engine/system/avionic failures, weight and balance variants, and advanced 3-axis control loading (with force control feedback), offers students the “real feel” of the aircraft.
The Frasca DA42-VI TruFlite AATD Simulator is among the most highly respected advanced flight training devices in the industry. Installed in 2020, this DA42-VI model provides student pilots with three-projector wrap-around visuals, 5000 lumen projectors, advanced weather with vivid lightning, thunder, wind, cloud layers, rain, snow, and icing simulated conditions. The Frasca Simplicity instructor station includes dual touch screen monitors, lit keyboard, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity for iPad ForeFlight navigation to help each student and instructor with both simple and complex flight training environments.
The FAA-certified AATDs feature aircraft model-specific aerodynamic programming, control loading, and a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit layout that precisely replicates our fleet of Cessna 172s.
The FAA-certified AATDs feature aircraft model-specific aerodynamic programming, control loading, and a Garmin G1000 cockpit layout that precisely replicates our DA42NG training aircraft.
Since the Wright brothers and Kitty Hawk, learning to handle low-altitude crosswinds and wind gusts has proven to be one of the most challenging parts of a pilot’s training. Embry-Riddle’s advanced Redbird Xwind SE crosswind training/practice device enables our flight students to safely practice the proper approach and landing procedures for dealing with both steady crosswinds and strong wind gusts.