Helicopter Exploration

Helicopter Exploration

All sessions are closed for Summer 2017. Registration for Summer 2018 will open on November 1, 2017.

Ready to pilot a helicopter?

ERAU’s pre-college Helicopter Exploration program is a unique opportunity for students to get in the pilot seat and take control of a Robinson R22 helicopter. The flight instructors are some of the best in the aviation industry and will give students firsthand training on pre-flight, helicopter care, ground school, ATC airspace, aviation weather, safety science, careers in helicopter, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lab (UAS).

Throughout 3 hours of flight training, students will take control and experience the adrenaline rush of breaking contact with the ground to soar over the northern Arizona landscape.* The open cockpit feeling of the Robinson R22 helicopter provides the pilots with an amazing, connected feeling with the skies above. During their time at ERAU students pilots will be able to control a helicopter in flight, but more importantly, will be exposed to the way of life for true aviation professionals under the leadership of the best. 

Students are required to wear closed toed shoes and long pants during their flight times. Due to the fact that students and instructors will be flying in a training helicopter, there is a weight limit restriction of 210 pounds for each participant.

We will host a graduation lunch on the last day of the program, which parents/families are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Flight hours and locations are not guaranteed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather. In the event of a cancelled flight, we will do our best to modify remaining flights and adjust the schedule to accommodate previously scheduled flight time.

* The University follows TSA regulations. International students will be able to participate in flying our aircrafts, but will not be able to log their hours. 

For: High School Students ages 15-18 who are interested in flight and helicopters

Program Fee: $2500

Program Dates: Sunday, July 15-Friday, July 20, 2018

Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301 and Universal Helicopters in Prescott, Arizona

Please visit parent resources for a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

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Contact Information

Prescott, AZ
Phone: 928-777-3956
Email: prsummer@erau.edu

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