Perspectives in Aviation
This course provides the student with an overview of the courses taught in the aviation management program. Overview topics include the development of aviation, fundamentals of flight, basic navigation, meteorology, airport planning and management, corporate and maintenance, the basic elements of airport infrastructure, airspace and navigation, aircraft operators, types and manufacturers. Students will learn about the evolution of domestic and international regulatory structure and specifically about the dimensions of U.S. federal regulations designed to ensure aviation safety. An overview of various aviation businesses with focus on career opportunities will also be provided.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the importance of key developments in the evolution of aviation.
- Examine the basic theory of and fundamentals of flight.
- Explain how aviation regulations impact the aviation industry.
- Relate navigational aids, air traffic control and regulations to flight safety.
- Examine criteria involved in airport planning and management.
- Examine meteorological phenomena as it pertains to flight.
- Examine the functions, basic facilities and operations of a typical airport.
- Examine corporate and maintenance management.
- Investigate the future of the aviation industry.
- Examine the characteristics of aircraft types, operators and manufacturers.
- Investigate careers in the aviation industry.
- Compare the educational requirements for a variety of aviation careers.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.