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.
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
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