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Embry-Riddle: advanced training that advances aviation

For nearly 100 years, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been on the leading edge of aviation training. Today, that legacy is the foundation for a range of programs preparing a new generation of aerospace leaders. 

Embry-Riddle's dedication to innovation in education ensures that students are prepared for tomorrow's opportunities with degrees that directly address industry needs.

Whether they study on residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, Prescott, Arizona, or online from anywhere through the Worldwide Campus, Embry-Riddle students learn with state-of-the-art technology and a world-class faculty of experienced industry experts.

A diverse range of programs spanning aviation, aerospace engineering, uncrewed systems, space operations and much more provide the practical experience students need to become pilots, engineers, technicians, air traffic controllers or aviation managers, among other roles.

Some of the advantages available at Embry-Riddle include:

  • Virtual reality devices that enhance and accelerate flight training.
  • The most technologically advanced aircraft fleet in collegiate flight training.
  • Full flight simulators and training devices that have top-level approval from the FAA.
  • An upgraded flight training center opening on the Prescott Campus this year.
  • FAA approval for flight students in designated degree programs to become first officers with 1,000 hours, 500 hours fewer than other schools.
  • The latest training for all aspects of commercial uncrewed systems operations.
  • Research initiatives that explore advanced air mobility, electric propulsion and innovative uses for drones, among many other groundbreaking innovations.
  • Partnerships and longstanding connections with top employers in aviation and aerospace.
  • Connections to a network of 160,000 alumni working around the globe.

Another highlight for students is learning alongside like-minded peers who share their passions. While technology is vital to the experience, soft skills—such as leadership and collaboration—are also hallmarks of an Embry-Riddle degree, just like the industry connections that help open career doors.

“It’s been clear throughout that I am training with future leaders in aviation and being prepared for success through a structured and rigorous flight program,” said Aeronautical Science major Dariel Garcia (’26). “The recognition and legacy behind the name Embry-Riddle, complemented by its high standards, are preparing me to excel in aviation and set me up with the skills to one day become a leader in this industry.”

For working professionals who want to boost their current careers or launch new ones, the innovative approach to distance learning offered by the Worldwide Campus makes quality education accessible to students around the world.

In addition to flexible scheduling, Worldwide students have access to a global network of classmates and instructors, with advisors providing personalized assistance that includes degree planning tailored to individual needs and circumstances.

Embry-Riddle remains at the forefront of training tomorrow’s STEM workforce, shaping the future through education, research and partnerships as the aviation and aerospace industries continue to evolve.

Whether helping to mitigate shortages of pilots and technicians, training the next wave of uncrewed systems experts or empowering students of any age to pursue their aviation dreams, Embry-Riddle’s advanced training continues to push the boundaries of tomorrow.

Topics: Advanced Training, Advanced Air Mobility, Drone