Flight Exploration (Prescott, AZ)

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Join us for one week of pre-college, academic classes and hands-on learning in beautiful Northern Arizona.

Future pilots, ready to fly?

Embry-Riddle’s pre-college Flight Exploration is one of our most popular programs and offers a wide range of opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in aviation. Flight instructors and professors from our College of Aviation work alongside students to perfect the skills a pilot needs to operate successfully in the national airspace system. Students will learn how to plan and conduct a cross-country flight, identify weather sources used for flight planning, and what to expect from air traffic controllers during flight. The academic classes will encompass ground school, ATC airspace, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lab (UAS), as well as pilot knowledge of aerodynamics, time, speed, distance, fuel usage computations, and the basics of route planning.

The program will also focus on a “capstone” cross-country flight. When students earn their “wings” at the end of the program, it will be a result of student efforts during the week, and a model of the skills needed to be a pilot. Students will be flying during day and evening hours, and are required to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants during their flight times.

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

Is your student a Flight Exploration graduate?

Your student may also consider attending our Next Level Flight as this program is for more experienced fliers who have already attended Flight Exploration.

*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 aircraft, but will not be able to log their hours.

For: High School Students ages 14-18 who are interested in flight

Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301

Registrations will be accepted until the program is full. The total enrollment capacity for this program is 14 per week.

Registration Process

Complete our Registration form and deposit by clicking "Register Today" at the top of this page. Once you register and pay the deposit, you are conditionally enrolled in the program.

Registration/Enrollment Packet - An email receipt of payment with a link will be sent to you after the registration/enrollment and deposit has been submitted, to download, complete and return to our office.

We must receive the completed Registration/Enrollment Packet within 30 days to hold your spot in this program.

Once we have received all required documents, your student is fully accepted to the program.

Personal Statement: Each participant is required to submit a personal statement of 150-250 words answering the following question: "Please tell us what attending this program would mean to you." Then submit to the Summer Programs Office with your Registration Packet.

Teacher Recommendation: Please print the Teacher Recommendation form and have completed by a teacher, then submit to the Summer Programs Office with your Registration Packet. This form must be returned for your registration to be complete.

Registration Packet: A link will be sent to you after the registration has been completed to download, complete and return to our office.

Parents, guardians and families are invited and encouraged to participate in the Completion Luncheon/Dinner on Friday at noon. The Completion Luncheon/Dinner for the Summer Programs participants is included in the cost of tuition; please do not include the student in your count. The fee for our luncheon guests is $18 per person. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (928)777-3956.

Sign up for the completion luncheon/dinner

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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.

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