This is Prescott
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's western campus is located in Prescott, AZ, north of Phoenix and a day trip away from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and picturesque Sedona. Nestled in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains, the high-desert climate offers exceptional flying conditions, with nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. The Prescott Campus is located on 539 acres of scenic western terrain, with campus life for over 2,000 students centered in a one-mile area that includes academic, residential, and recreational resources.
Where Eagles Learn
Flight Line and Fleet Overview
The Embry-Riddle Prescott Flight Department has a commitment to safety, excellence, and professionalism that is second to none in the flight training community. That commitment is why the “Riddle Ramp” is home to the most technologically advanced fleet in collegiate flight training.
The ramp at the Prescott Flight Line boasts parking for more than 30 airplanes and 10 helicopters, and our instructors ensure that every student who steps into those aircraft receive the training they will need to not only meet the minimums required to gain a certificate, but become safe, professional pilots who have a truly positive impact on their industry.
Our thousands of alumni who fly some of the most advanced commercial and military aircraft today proves that Embry-Riddle is the world's leader in flight training.
- Cessna 150
- Cessna 172 Skyhawk
- Cessna 182RG Skylane
- Diamond Next Generation Diesel Twin (DA42 NG)
- Super Decathlon (8KCAB)
- Robinson R22
- Robinson R44
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Facilities - Academic Complex
The Academic Complex (AC1) contains a number of classrooms and faculty offices for the Colleges of Aviation, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering. Labs are also available in AC1 to students from a variety of disciplines, such as the Engineering Design Lab, the Airway Science Lab, and the Weather Center. In short, AC1 serves as a hub of academic activity on the Prescott Campus.
Advanced Vehicle Lab
The Advanced Vehicle Laboratory which is a fully-equipped construction facility located in the center of the campus in Building 59. The lab has been in existence for over 5 years and has an exemplary safety record. It features a milling machine, drill press, tube benders, welding and plasma cutting capability.
Aerial Robotics Laboratory
Whether they operate in the air, on the ground, or in the water, remotely piloted and autonomously operated robots are rapidly finding their ways into a growing number of civil and military applications.
Aeronautical Engineering Design Lab
Some schools create teams of students around a small design project. The college of engineering creates large design teams similar to life in the industry. At any time the college may have a propulsion team, electronics team, attitude and control team, integration team, as well as many others.
Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building
The primary use of the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building (AXFAB) is to provide students with the instruction, resources, and equipment they will need to fabricate and assemble their various projects.
Air Traffic Control Lab
As airspace continues to become more crowded, so does the air traffic controller’s responsibility to keep aircraft moving in an efficient and safe manner. This is not the kind of skill a controller can learn in a classroom. The state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control (ATC) Laboratory at the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus is a real-world environment where Air Traffic Management majors can learn and practice critical communications and aircraft-handling skills required during the approach, landing, departure, and en route phases of air traffic control.
Airway Science Lab
The Airway Science Lab serves multiple needs. Its main purpose is to support higher level application and correlation type learning for the College of Aviation degree programs.
Astronautical Fabrication Lab
The Astrodynamics Fabrication Lab is a dedicated space for students working on their senior design capstone projects. This room is dedicated to the fabrication and design of our space track design projects.
Two brand new state-of-the-art biology laboratories provide vast opportunities for active learning and experience with professional grade equipment. Activities performed in the labs include tissue sampling and analysis of DNA evidence and blood types, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), genetic sequencing, microscopy techniques, biochemical analyses of body fluids and environmental contaminants, anatomy and physiology, as well as animal, plant and microbial identification.
The Chemistry Laboratory includes 18 dedicated workstations and two fume hoods for student use. Laboratory instruments include desktop computers and printers, electronic balances, visible spectrophotometers, centrifuges, pH meters, and DC power supplies. Laboratory supplies include a full complement of burets, pipets, flasks, beakers, test tubes, Bunsen burners, and ring stands.
Communications Systems Lab
Wireless communication technology touches every aspect of our lives because of the proliferation of communication devices such as cellphones, radio, and television.
Computer Security and Forensics Laboratory
This newly built cyber lab includes 24 dedicated workstations for student use, a podium computer to control lecture material and access software and network tools. A dedicated attached server room with isolated network layers and multiple operating systems and servers supports research and instruction.
The Eagle Sat is a research and design lab for the Eagle Sat space grant project. The first cubesat design is to create a test bed to analyze the degradation of data on the current solid state memory devices used today such as flash memory, SD cards, memory sticks, etc.
The various types of tests and equipment found in the Ergonomics Laboratory are devoted to helping students understand and evaluate the functional parameters of the human body in the workplace.
Forensic Science Laboratory
This newly renovated space offers space to learn forensic science techniques and their application to security and intelligence investigations.
GSIS Eagle Operations Center
The Eagles Operations Center, housed in the Glen A. Doherty Center for Security and Intelligence, building B17 , is a “situation room” setup where students come to run simulated conflict scenarios. As part of class exercises, students conduct practical emergency response drills using a software simulation program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
The Industrial Hygiene Laboratory is where students have the ability to gain first-hand experience using state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate a variety of hazardous environmental agents and factors.
King Engineering and Technology Center
The King Engineering and Technology Center houses faculty office space, classrooms, labs, and workspace for engineering courses and is the primary building for computer and electrical engineering.
LIGO Optics Lab
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory, or LIGO Lab, is used mainly by Physics majors for undergraduate research. Whether working with a professor or on a class-based project, the LIGO Lab offers students the chance to study gravitational waves and sources as well as other general relativity research.
Linear Circuits & Electronic Devices Lab Linear Circuits & Electronic Devices Lab The Linear Circuits & Electronic Devices Lab is stocked with all the standard equipment necessary for circuit implementation and analysis, including oscilloscopes, power supplies, multi-meters, function generators, etc.
Materials Science Lab
The Materials Science Lab is actually made up of a number of labs. Its primary focus is to represent the micro side of structural mechanics. The MS Lab has ovens where students can heat-treat materials, surface grinders for students to use to prepare specimens for analysis, and areas to study the fundamental makeup of key aerospace materials.
Materials Testing Lab
Focused primarily on the micro side of structural mechanics, the Materials Testing Laboratory is the central location for students to participate in the preparation and testing of physical material specimens used in aerospace platforms.
Modern Physics and Optics Lab
A lab space for majors in Space Physics, the Modern Physics and Optics Lab is utilized by students taking the Modern Physics Lab (PS 315) and Optics Laboratory (PS 380) courses. The infrastructure in this lab includes a Zeeman Effect apparatus and a variety of lenses and lasers that allow students to study refraction and diffraction systems, LIGO, and principles of quantum mechanics.
NASA Space Grant
NASA Space Grant is a NASA funded research internship that can be researched designed and tested here on campus in the Research Lab - 1. This internship is part of a national network of colleges and universities working with NASA to support and enhance science, engineering, education, research, and public outreach programs.
The Embry-Riddle Prescott Observatory Complex is a resource for Space Physics students and the active and diverse astronomy community in Prescott. Students use the observatory for collection and analysis of astronomical data for use in research projects
Particle Physics Lab
The Particle Physics Lab is a research lab mainly for students in the astroparticle track of the space physics major. The lab allows students to research and conduct matter and anti-matter experiments as well as cosmic ray and muon observation.
Housing a Spartan rocket, a rocket engine for general testing, and numerous afterburners, this lab is used mainly by aerospace and mechanical engineering students working on their senior capstone projects.
Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
The variety of equipment found in the Rapid Prototyping Laboratory is used by freshman students in EGR 101, sophomores in EGR 200, and senior students in the Capstone programs. The lab includes a number of prototyping tools, including three stereolithography printers that can make precise prototypes.
Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Laboratory
Embry-Riddle Prescott's Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Laboratory (RAAIL) is the most complete facility of its kind in the country — and the only scenario-based accident investigation facility available for use by students at any university.
Robertson Aviation Safety Center II
Opened in 2009, Embry-Riddle Prescott's Robertson Air Safety Center II is home to the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, the Ergonomics Laboratory, and the Aviation Safety and Security Archives.
This lab, mainly used by mechanical engineering majors in the robotics track, offers a workspace for design courses and includes access to assembly robots, including two DENSOs and a SCARA robotic arm.
Space Systems Laboratory
The Space Systems Laboratory gives students in the Aeronautical Engineering track of Aerospace Engineering the opportunity to utilize 3-D air bearings to simulate attitude and control of various spacecraft. They will also use the lab’s vacuum chambers to test satellite systems in space-like conditions.
Structural Dynamics Lab
This is one of the most interesting and dynamic laboratories in the AXFAB facility. Its main purpose is to allow students to use the Unholtz-Dickey two-axis electromagnetic shaker table to simulate the vibrational environment of a space launch.
The Structures Laboratory is designed to enable students to participate in the testing of full-scale aerospace structures to destruction. The lab has a specialized structures floor, which enables students to connect a fixture weighing several tons to the floor, while accessing instrumentation and high-pressure hydraulics from below the flooring.
UAS Simulations Lab
Meteorology students use a state-of-the-art Weather Center and computer-equipped classrooms to understand and forecast complex atmospheric phenomena ranging from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, to cyclones, jet streams and global climate.
Wind Tunnel Laboratory
This space is both a classroom and a lab for aerodynamics courses. Both teaching and testing take place here, allowing students both a theoretical and hands-on approach to learning.
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