Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus and Universal Helicopters Inc. (UHI) have announced an extension of their 2010 agreement to exclusively provide helicopter training to Embry-Riddle students.

The program is designed to carry students from zero time through their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate.

The contract with UHI simplifiesthe path for students seeking helicopter flight training while enrolled in Embry-Riddle's Helicopter Flight or Helicopter Operation and Safety minors. The academic curriculum taken at Embry-Riddle helps prepare students seeking a career in the helicopter industry. Students will study aviation safety, environmental operations, crew resource management, flight management systems, flight planning, and advanced helicopter operations. Specific topics will include low-level flight planning, mountain flight, night-vision device operation, operations in adverse weather, and the management of operations, training, personnel, and maintenance. Since 2010, more than 150 Embry-Riddle students have received helicopter training via UHI's fleet of Robinson R22 and R44 aircraft.