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.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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