SunFlight Private Pilot Camp

SunFlight Private Pilot Camp

This structured program allows aspiring pilots to potentially earn their Private Pilot Certificate in the same environment as our University flight students. Regardless of the student’s flight experience, this program is designed to provide the knowledge necessary for qualified students¹ to successfully pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge, flight, and oral exams. However, if the student has previously attended our SunFlight Solo program, they typically finish this course in a more efficient manner.

Tuition includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, course fees, ground lab instruction, flight materials, and books.  Successful completion of this camps will entitle you to a $5,000 Embry-Riddle Flight Grant.  Please see Parent Information page for more information about this Grant opportunity.

Students must be 17 years old by August 1 to enroll in the SunFlight Private Pilot Program. Additionally, all participants must obtain an FAA Medical/ Student Pilot Certificate prior to submitting an application².

*Final completion of certificated rating is not guaranteed. It is based on each students' abilities, and unforeseen circumstances, such as weather. In the event of a cancelled flight, we will do our absolute best to modify remaining flights and adjust the schedule to accommodate previously scheduled flight time.

Important Information

Who: Students Ages 17-18 (High School Juniors and Seniors)
When: June 16-Aug. 3, 2019 (This camp is FULL, please contact our office to be placed on a waiting list)
Where: Daytona Beach, FL
Tuition: $24,500³ (Advanced Registration discount of $500 is applied to all completed application packets received by April 4, 2019)

¹A qualified student is determined by the regulations set by the FAA, the discretion of the student’s flight instructor, and University faculty.

²Student must possess a FAA Medical and a Student Pilot Certificate. The K-12 Education Outreach office will email directions for the Student Pilot Certificate upon receipt of your application.

³The tuition includes a deposit toward the flight fees of $18,500. Total flight costs vary and are dependent upon the student’s abilities. Flight/Instruction fees will be due at the completion of each lesson.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books and materials. Camps require a non-refundable $30 application fee

Application Process

The application process for all summer camps consists of several steps. Please review our Application Instructions for guidance and to help with any questions you might have.


Registration opens January 10, 2019.

International Students

In addition to the required application process, non-U.S. citizens applying to Aerospace College Credit, Flight Exploration, Aviation Voyage, SunFlight Solo, SunFlight Private Pilot, and SunFlight Custom camps are required to fill out the International Student Affidavit of Financial Support.

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

Contact Information

Daytona Beach, FL
Phone: 386-226-7945

Summer Overnight Camps

Live on campus like Embry-Riddle students and explore career possibilities in flight, mechanical engineering, global security, or what it is like to be a NASA astronaut.

Embry-Riddle's overnight summer programs at the Daytona Beach Campus and Prescott Campus introduce the technology of today to the aviators, engineers, and astronauts of tomorrow.

Students live in on-campus dormitories — under the supervision of approved counselors — and share their initial experience of University living with other young people near their age