Students in the Aeronautical Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems programs in the College of Aviation participate in collaborative projects that take place in the Airway Science Laboratory. Designed to encourage teamwork and cooperative learning, the lab provides students with dual-monitor workstations and partner seating in addition to worktables with power and internet supply.

With sophisticated simulation technology and processing software, this lab enables students to participate in culminating capstone projects and research that directly assist them in cultivating real-world skills that can be applied into diverse employment opportunities.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems students have the opportunity to fly and manipulate aircraft using simulation software, coordinate with command-and-control, able to collect real-life data and learn how to process and present it to potential customers. Aeronautical Science students spend their time familiarizing themselves with aircraft instruments, performance characteristics, capabilities and standard procedures. Students participating in the Aeronautical Science capstone also fly aircraft using the flight simulators located in the laboratory while being controlled simultaneously and in real-time by students in the Air Traffic Management program in the Air Traffic Control Laboratory.


  • Dual-monitor, Alienware workstations equipped with joysticks and flight controllers
  • Direct connectivity to Embry-Riddle Virtual Airspace (ERVA2) server
  • Circular worktables with power and internet connections
  • IMPACT Simlat Unmanned Aerial System Simulation Software
  • Metacraft Air Traffic Control Training Software
  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D Flight Simulator
  • Pix4D Data Processing Software

Lab Information

Location: AC1, Building 74, Room 110

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email

Lab Director: Kyle Wilkerson

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