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.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
Mexico has lifted a requirement that pilots of arriving and departing private general aviation flights use a third party provider to file advance passenger information system (APIS) manifests.
The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.
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