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April 19, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
A new program offering a Ph.D. in Aviation Sciences will be launched in the fall of 2013 at the Florida Institute of Technology College of Aeronautics in Melbourne.
The program’s areas of specialization include aviation human factors, aviation safety, airport development and management, education and training, organizational development, operations research, environmental/sustainability, and meteorology.
The curriculum includes a minimum of 51 semester credit hours with three main components: an 18-hour core study program of research design, statistics, and aviation courses; a 12-hour program within areas of aviation specialization chosen by the student; and at least 21 credit hours of dissertation research in the area of specialization.
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Advocacy and Legislation
AOPA is looking to the Michigan Senate for “refinement” of proposals amended unfavorably in last-minute House action.
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
The Civil Aviation Medical Association is objecting to the FAA's proposed sleep apnea policy, warning that the evidence doesn't justify the approach.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.