The eagles

The Eagles Flight Team is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s premiere flight competition team. We participate in regional and national competitions in both flight and ground events as part of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA).

Our flight events consist of precision landings, navigation, crew resource management, and more. Our ground events consist of cross country flight planning, fast-paced manual flight computer calculations, recognizing and identifying aircraft from around the world, pre-flight inspection, and many others. These are examples of the many events in which our members have the opportunity to practice and compete against other colleges and universities from around the country.


Diverse and Inspired

The Eagles Flight Team is comprised of dedicated and hard working students from all over the United States and the world. We are diverse in academics as well as heritage: along with Aeronautical Science and Aeronautics majors, we have members studying aviation maintenance, engineering, human factors, and business. What does that mean for you? You do not need to be a pilot to be a part of our elite team! We hold open tryouts for ALL students! Joining our team will be a catalyst for gaining aeronautical knowledge and becoming an integral part of the most exciting industry in the world; and for pilots, it will challenge and enhance every facet of your flying ability. We continuously push ourselves and each other to refine our skills and cultivate our knowledge, and we are looking for dedicated and bright individuals who strive for perfection and aspire to join us and represent the greatest collegiate aviation institution in the world.


find out more

The team holds annual Mass Briefings at the beginning of the Fall semester to provide details about the team, the tryout process, competition events, and practice schedules. The Mass Briefings will also be a great opportunity for you to meet the team and ask questions. Have questions? We are reachable 24/7 via the official Eagles Flight Team Facebook page, or email at