Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is preparing to meet the requirements of the FAA Extension Act of 2010 by becoming the first university to feature an active Level D full-motion flight simulator in its courses.
The 2010 law requires students at aerospace degree-granting universities to accumulate 1,000 flight hours to qualify for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license. Embry-Riddle said the CRJ-200 Level D simulator it recently purchased from FlightSafety International will help its students to prepare for the ATP exam.
“The addition of this simulator will ensure that our graduates both meet industry needs and fulfill the FAA's new requirements,” said Tim Brady, dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.
The simulator will be installed this summer at the Advanced Flight Simulation Center at the university’s Daytona Beach campus, in time for students to begin using it in coursework this fall. More