Aviation


Aviation

The Department of Aviation offers two undergraduate degrees accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International:  Aviation Management and Professional Flight.  

  1. The Aviation Management Degree focuses on the business knowledge needed for success in the airline and aviation industries, emphasizing general management and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of aviation operations.

  2. The Professional Flight Degree offers a quality aviation education that provides a solid foundation of aeronautical knowledge and piloting skills expected by professional aviation organizations and necessary for success in the aviation industry.

The Department of Aviation offers two minors:  

  1. Aviation Management

  2. Professional Flight

Curriculum in Aviation Management

The Aviation Management degree contains an embedded general business minor and 15 hours of free electives to tailor the degree to individual career aspirations.


Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 1010 Introduction to Aviation3AVMG 2400 Theory of Flight3
MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
Core Science I4COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
Free Elective3Core Science II4
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 2050 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)3AVMG 2600 Human Factors in Aviation3
PHIL 1040 Business Ethics13SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability33
ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3ACCT 2810 Fundamentals Of Accounting3
HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I23HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II23
Free Elective3Literature Core Option3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 3050 Aviation Weather3AVMG 3600 Aircraft Maintenance Management3
AVMG 3140 Air Transport Industry Development3AVMG 3200 Applied Analysis in Air Transportation3
FINC 3810 Foundations of Business Finance3AVMG 3810 Professional Development in Aviation1
MNGT 3810 Management Foundations3MKTG 3810 Foundations of Business Marketing3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 Free Elective3
 15 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 4060 Commercial Aviation Safety3AVMG 4200 Air Cargo Operations3
AVMG 5090 Aviation Law and Policy3AVMG 4080 Air Transport Planning3
AVMG 4130 Airport Management3AVMG 5180 Global Air Transportation Management3
AVMG 4190 Airspace Management3AVMN Directed Elective43
AVMN Directed Elective43Fine Arts Core3
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 15
Total Hours: 123

Admissions, Standards, and Requirements

Eligibility for admission to the Aviation Management program is determined by the Auburn University Admissions Office on the basis of the candidate’s test scores and previous academic record.

Transfer Students

Transfer students (external and internal) may enter the Aviation Management program during any semester.  Students must meet with the Aviation Management advisor prior to transferring.

Curriculum in Professional Flight

Auburn University is a FAA-approved Part 141 pilot school.  Flight operations are conducted at the Auburn University Regional Airport (KAUO), located less than three miles from campus.  

The Professional Flight degree qualifies the graduate for the eventual attainment of the FAA Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certification with as little as 1,000 hours of flying experience.  Degree certifications and ratings include Private Pilot Certification, Instrument-Airplane Rating, Commercial Pilot Certification, Multi-Engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor with Airplane Single-Engine rating (CFI), CFI with Instrument-Airplane rating (CFII), and CFI with Multi-Engine rating (MEI).  One advanced pilot or flight instructor certification/rating MUST be completed at Auburn.  To be eligible for the FAA R-ATP, the ground and flight training for the Instrument-Airplane rating and Commercial Pilot certification must be completed at Auburn.


Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 1010 Introduction to Aviation3AVMF 2181 Private Pilot Flight Training II2
AVMF 2150 Principles of Private Flight3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
AVMF 2171 Private Pilot Flight Training I2SCMH 1010 Concepts of Science4
MATH 1610 Calculus I4COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 2050 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)3AVMG 2600 Human Factors in Aviation3
AVMF 2230 Principles of Instrument Flight3AVMF 2250 Principles of Commercial Flight3
AVMF 2241 Instrument Flight Training I2AVMF 2251 Instrument Flight Training II2
PHYS 1000 Foundations of Physics4AVMG 3810 Professional Development in Aviation1
HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I13PHIL 1040 Business Ethics23
 HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II13
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 3050 Aviation Weather3AVMG 3600 Aircraft Maintenance Management3
AVMG 3140 Air Transport Industry Development3AVMG 3200 Applied Analysis in Air Transportation3
AVMF 2261 Commercial Pilot Flight Training I2AVMG 4190 Airspace Management3
SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability33AVMF 2271 Commercial Pilot Flight Training II2
Literature Core Option3AVMF 4271 Multi-Engine Flight Training2
Fine Arts Core Option3AVMF 4400 Applied Aerodynamics and Propulsion Systems3
 17 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AVMG 4060 Commercial Aviation Safety3AVMG 4200 Air Cargo Operations3
AVMG 5090 Aviation Law and Policy3AVMG 4080 Air Transport Planning3
AVMG 4130 Airport Management3AVMG 5180 Global Air Transportation Management3
AVMF 4280 Principles of Flight Instruction 43AVMF 4351 Instrument Flight Instructor Training42
AVMF 4281 Flight Instruction Training 43AVMF 4320 Airline Transport Category Systems and Procedures4
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 15
Total Hours: 123
 

Admissions, Standards, and Requirements

Eligibility for admission to the Professional Flight program is determined by the Auburn University Admissions Office on the basis of the candidate’s test scores and previous academic record.

Transfer Students

Transfer students (external and internal) may enter the Professional Flight program during Fall or Spring semester and will be accepted on a space-available basis as determined by the department chair.  A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required.  Students must meet with the Professional Flight advisor prior to transferring.  

Progression

Students must earn a grade of at least C in all courses in the major and maintain a minimum 2.70 overall GPA.  The Professional Flight curriculum is designed for progressive development of flight knowledge and skills, and students who earn less than a C will not be allowed to progress to the next course.  A course in which a student earns a grade less than a C may be repeated one time only.  Successful completion of the repeated course will result in the student being allowed to continue to progress through the Professional Flight degree curriculum.  Students who earn a grade less than C in two or more Professional Flight major courses or maintain an overall GPA below 2.70, will be required to meet with the department chair and may be considered for dismissal from the program.

Flight Fees

Flight lab courses have an associated flight fee established by the Department of Aviation prior to the start of the academic year.  Flight fees cover aircraft, flight simulation, flight instructor, and FAA knowledge exam fees.  The training hours and fees outlined below are an estimate for completion of a flight lab course, based on the FAA-approved training course outline (TCO).  Students requiring additional instruction will incur additional flight lab fees.  Unexpected large changes in fuel prices may necessitate the addition of a fuel surcharge for all training airplane usage.

Private Pilot Certification (ASEL)
Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $16,818.00

AU COURSE

 

FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 2171

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Training Airplane (ASEL)

$231.00

30.0

-

$6,930.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

20.0

-

$1,100.00

Pre/Post-Flight Briefing

Professional Fee

$55.00

-

13.5

-

-

-

$742.50

$125.00

     

Total

$8,897.50

         

AVMF 2181

       

Training Airplane (ASEL)

$231.00

22.0

-

$5,082.00

Training Airplane (ASEL)

$176.00

 

6.0

$1,056.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

2.0

-

$220.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

12.0

-

$660.00

Pre/Post-Flight Briefing

Professional Fee

$55.00

-

10.5

-

-

-

$577.50

$125.00

FAA Certification Fee

-

-

-

$200.00

     

Total

$7,920.50

Instrument Rating - Airplane
Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $15,344.00

AU COURSE

 

FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 2241

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Training Airplane (ASEL)

$231.00

14.0

-

$3,234.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

11.0

-

$1,210.00

Oral Discussion

 $55.00

14.0

-

   $770.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

Professional Fee

 $55.00

-

12.5

-

-

-

   $687.50

$125.00

     

Total

$6,026.50

         

AVMF 2251

       

Training Airplane (ASEL)

$231.00

30.0

-

$6,930.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

 5.0

-

   $550.00

Oral Discussion

 $55.00

18.0

-

   $990.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

 $55.00

  9.5

   $522.50

Professional Fee

FAA Certification Fee

-

-

-

-

-   

-

   $125.00

   $200.00

     

Total

$9,317.50


Commercial Pilot Certification, Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL)

Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $37,928.50

AU COURSE

 

FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 2261

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Training Airplane (AEL)

$231.00

46.0

-

$10,626.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

4.0

-

$440.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

30.0

-

$1,650.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

Professional Fee

$55.00

-

16.5

-

-

-

$907.50

$125.00

     

Total

$13,748.50

AVMF 2271

       

Training Airplane

$231.00

35.0

-

$8,085.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

20.0

-

$1,100.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

Professional Fee

$55.00

-

11.0

-

-

-

$605.00

$125.00

     

Total

$9,915.00

AVMF 4271

       

Training Airplane (AMEL)

$395.00

30.0

-

$11,850.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

5.0

-

$550.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

16.0

-

$880.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

$55.00

12.0

-

$660.00

Professional Fee

FAA Certification Fee

-

-

-

-

-

-

$125.00

$200.00

     

Total

$14,265.00

Additional Airplane Class Rating, Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL)
Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $15,090.00

Note: This course is only for students who hold a commercial pilot certificate, single-engine rating.

AU COURSE

 

 FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 4271

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Training Airplane (AMEL)

$395.00

30.0

-

$11,850.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

5.0

-

$550.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

16.0

-

$880.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

$55.00

12.0

-

$660.00

Ground Training

$55.00

15.0

 

$825.00

Professional Fee

FAA Certification fee

-

-

-

-

-

-

$125.00

$200.00

     

Total

$15,090.00

Flight Instructor Certification, Airplane Single-Engine (ASE)
Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $9,966.50

AU COURSE

 

FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 4281

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Training Airplane (ASEL)

$231.00

29.0

-

$6,699.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

1.0

-

$110.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

38.0

-

$2,090.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

$55.00

13.5

-

$742.50

Professional Fee

FAA Certification Fee

-

-

-

-

-

-

$125.00

$200.00

     

Total

$9,966.50

Flight Instructor Certification, Instrument-Airplane (IA)
Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $7,502.50

AU COURSE

 

FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 4351

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Flight Training

$231.00

20.0

-

$4,620.00

Oral Discussion $55.00 22.0 - $1,210.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

$55.00

9.5

-

$522.50

Ground Training

$55.00

15.0

-

$825.00

Professional Fee

FAA Certification Fee

-

-

-

-

-

-

$125.00

$200.00

     

Total

$7,502.50

         

Flight Instructor Certification, Airplane Multi-Engine (AME)
Minimum Total FAA Certification Cost: $15,365.00

AU COURSE

 

FLIGHT TRAINING

COST

AVMF 4371

Hourly Rate

Dual

Solo

 

Flight Training (AMEL)

$395.00

30.0

-

$11,850.00

Flight Simulation

$110.00

5.0

-

$550.00

Oral Discussion

$55.00

16.0

-

$880.00

Pre/Post Flight Briefing

$55.00

12.0

-

$660.00

Ground Training

$55.00

20.0

-

$1,100.00

Professional Fee

FAA Certification Fee

-

-

-

-

-

-

$125.00

$200.00

     

Total

$15,365.00

Flight Instruction Lab Enrollment

Students may not enroll themselves in a flight instruction lab and may only be enrolled in a flight instruction lab by the Aviation Academic Advisor. Additionally, students may not enroll in the next sequential flight instruction lab until successful completion of the previous lab. 

If a student completes a flight instruction lab from a previously enrolled term before the last day of the next sequential term, the student may not begin the next flight lab during that same term, unless approved by the appropriate individuals. 

With the approval of the (1) Aviation Academic Advisor, (2) the Chief Flight Instructor, (3) and Aviation Department Chair, students may be added to classes after the 15th class day (in the full semester), but prior to the Last Day to Withdraw date as published in the Auburn University Academic Calendar.

If not approved, students must wait until the next term to begin and participate in their next flight lab.

Flight Instruction Lab Structure

Students are required to submit their semester schedule to the Aviation Academic Advisor after the student has registered for all of their academic courses. Flight instruction labs are assigned to students by the Professional Flight department who will then review student schedules and select which flight instruction lab best suits the student’s needs.

AU Flight instruction labs are typically offered in 2-hour increments on either (1) Monday, Wednesday, Friday or (2) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. These scheduled flight labs are structured to provide course completion by the end of the registered term.

Priority Enrollment

Per VA Regulations, Veterans receive Priority Registration. Additionally, both the flight instruction lab and student classification (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman) are taken into consideration when determining “priority” enrollment. Students who are registered in Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) courses are next, following in sequential order down to students enrolled in Private Pilot courses. 

Flight Instruction Lab Attendance

Attendance for flight instruction labs is mandatory. Unexcused absences, attending lessons unprepared, or repeated late-shows may result in monetary penalties, grade penalties, and can jeopardize a student’s enrollment status in the AU Professional Flight program. 

A Safety Meeting, held during the first 5 days of the start of each semester term, must be attended by all AU Professional Flight students. Since attendance is mandatory for students participating in flight instruction labs, a student will be considered to have “started” their respective flight instruction lab on the date the meeting is held; provided (1) the student attended the Safety Meeting and (2) is registered for a flight instruction lab that begins on the first day of the semester term.  

Students who begin a flight instruction lab during one of the allowed sections built within the term are also required to begin the flight instruction lab within 5 days of the first day the section is offered. Since the Safety Meeting is held before the section’s first day, the attendance of the Safety Meeting does not count as starting the flight instruction lab.  Student progression through Flight Instruction Labs are tracked through the Professional Flight Department's flight training software.  This software system not only indicates when a student is scheduled to begin a flight instruction lab, but also shows a date/time stamp of each flight instruction lesson or lab.  

Flight Instruction Lab Make-Up Policy 

Flight Instruction labs may be canceled for reasons both in and out of a student’s control. Reasons outside of a student’s control include weather, aircraft maintenance, and flight instructor availability.  If a student misses a scheduled flight lab for one of these reasons, the student is expected to contact their Flight Instructor by email prior to their next scheduled flight lab to determine how the canceled flight lab may be made up. 

In some cases, students may know in advance they will be absent for an assigned flight instruction lab. In these situations, the student must submit a completed Absence Notification Form to the AU Professional Flight Department in accordance with departmental policies. The Absence Notification Form will be reviewed and determined as excused or unexcused. 

If a student does not notify the AU Professional Flight Department that they will miss an assigned flight instruction lab, the student will be charged a no-show fee. If a student misses a scheduled flight instruction lab more than 3 times for non-approved reasons, the student may be withdrawn from their current course. The student may also be reviewed for dismissal from the AU Professional Flight program. 

Flight Instruction Lab Course Incompletes

Flight Instruction Labs are designed to be completed within a designated term.  Student progression, however, is subject to both uncontrollable factors (weather, aircraft maintenance, and flight instructor availability) and controllable factors (student performance.) In order to showcase a student’s Standards of Progress, a grade is assigned at the completion of the term, regardless of if the student has successfully finished the course. A grade of “NR” (Not Recorded) is assigned to the course if the student has not completed the course by the end of the assigned term. 

If the student has not completed the Flight Instruction Lab by the end of the registered term, they may continue flying for course completion.  Planned training hours and fees for each Flight Instruction Lab are based on the FAA-approved Training Course Outline (TCO).  Students requiring additional instruction beyond those hours listed in the TCO will incur additional flight instruction lab fees that exceed the minimum required to complete the course. Once the student has completed the course, the AU Professional Flight Department will follow Auburn University’s Grade Change Policy, changing the “NR” grade to the applicable letter grade. 

Federal VA Students in the Professional Flight Program 

The Alabama State Approving Agency (SAA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved Federal VA funding for Auburn University’s Professional Flight and Aviation Management degree-programs. Under Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®, the VA will cover the costs affiliated with Flight Instruction and required Ground School fees up to maximum reimbursement limits. Flight Instruction fees include aircraft and flight simulation fees, flight instructor fees, and FAA aeronautical knowledge tests. 

Students utilizing Federal VA Education benefits must (1) ensure they are registered for a Flight Instruction Lab prior to flying and (2) they are cleared by the Aviation Department to begin flying. Courses started after the 5thday of the posted term will be prorated per VA Policy with the remaining amount being the financial responsibility of the student. Only degree-applicable courses will be certified to the VA by Auburn University’s School Certifying Officials (SCO). 

Per VA regulations, VA students may not be enrolled in multiple Flight Instruction Labs during the same registered term. If a student is enrolled in two or more flight instruction labs during the same registered term, the VA considers this as “Front Loading.” Front loading violates VA regulations as the VA will only cover affiliated costs of one flight instruction lab per term.  

If a student utilizing Federal VA education benefits fails to adhere to Auburn University and VA Policies and Regulations, the student may be financially responsible for all flight related charges. NOTE:  The VA will ONLY cover the published amount listed in the Auburn University Bulletin and will NOT pay for any overage amounts/fees such as additional training like Proficiency or Review flights. If a student accrues any additional fees past the amount approved by the SAA, the financial responsibility is on the student.

Additional information regarding VA education benefits is available in the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center (VRC). Please contact them at (334) 844-8167, veterans@auburn.edu or online at veterans.auburn.edu.

Lastly, please refer to the AU Flight Operations Manual (FOM) for additional information about the AU Professional Flight program.  

Flight Education Courses

AVMF 2141 FLIGHT ORIENTATION (1) LAB. 1. Basic flight experience for non-pilots to familiarize aviation majors, engineers, teachers, and other students desiring a limited exposure to flight. Includes ground discussion and aircraft time. Special fee.

AVMF 2150 PRINCIPLES OF PRIVATE FLIGHT (3) LEC. 3. General introduction and preparation for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Theory of flight, aircraft and engine performance, regulations, meteorology, navigation, airspace utilization, and aviation physiology.

AVMF 2171 PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT TRAINING I (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2150. Dual and solo flight instruction and discussion to prepare for FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Special fees. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 2181 PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT TRAINING II (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2171. Departmental approval. Continuation of AVMF 2171 to prepare for FAA Private Pilot Certification. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate and Student Pilot certificate.

AVMF 2230 PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENT FLIGHT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMF 2181. Flight instruments, FAA regulations, air traffic procedures, radio navigation, and aircraft operation and performance as applied to instrument flying. Preparation for the FAA Instrument Rating Airplane Aeronautical Knowledge Test (IRA).

AVMF 2241 INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TRAINING I (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2230. Instruments, FAA regulations, air traffic control procedures, radio navigation, and aircraft operation and performance as applied to instrument flying. Preparation for the FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test. Special fees. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 2250 PRINCIPLES OF COMMERCIAL FLIGHT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMF 2251. FAA regulations, high altitude operations, aerodynamics, commercial flight maneuvers, environmental, ice control, retractable landing gear, and aircraft performance as applied to commercial flying. Preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Test (CAX).

AVMF 2251 INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TRAINING II (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2241. Departmental approval. Continuation of AVMF 2241 in preparation for the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane Practical Test. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate.

AVMF 2261 COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT TRAINING I (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2251. Flight training toward FAA Commercial Pilot Certification. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 2271 COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT TRAINING II (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2261. Continuation of AVMF 2261 towards FAA Commercial Pilot Certification. Emphasis on advanced commercial maneuvers, and cross country flying. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 4271 MULTI-ENGINE FLIGHT TRAINING (2) LAB. 2. Pr. AVMF 2271. Specialized instruction in methods and techniques of multi-engine airplane operations. Sufficient ground and flight instruction is given towards an FAA Multi-Engine Airplane Rating. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 4280 PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Principles of teaching as applied to instructing, analyzing, and evaluating flight students. Emphasis is on preparation for the FAA Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) and the Flight Instructor-Airplane (FIA) Aeronautical Knowledge Tests.

AVMF 4281 FLIGHT INSTRUCTION TRAINING (3) LAB. 3. Discussion, instruction and arranged practice in flight instruction in preparation for the FAA Flight Instructor Certification with an Airplane Single-Engine rating. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 4320 AIRLINE TRANSPORT CATEGORY SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 1. Pr. AVMF 2250. Airbus A320 systems and operational procedures (normal, abnormal, and emergency). Part 121 carrier flight and crew management. Special fee.

AVMF 4331 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT FLIGHT TRAINING (2) LAB. 2. Includes instrument and night instruction, emergency procedures and actual air transportation operations. Preparation for the Airline Transport Pilot Certification, if otherwise qualified. Special fees. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 4351 INSTRUMENT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (2) LAB. 2. Discussion, instruction, and arranged practice in instrument flight instruction in preparation for FAA Instrument-Airplane Flight Instructor Certification. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate. Departmental approval required.

AVMF 4371 MULTI-ENGINE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (2) LAB. 2. Discussion, instruction and arranged practice in multi-engine flight instruction in preparation for FAA Multi-Engine Airplane Flight Instructor Certification. Special fees. Requires at least a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate. Flight Instructor Certificate (ASE) and departmental approval required.

AVMF 4400 APPLIED AERODYNAMICS AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. PHYS 1000 or PHYS 1007 or PHYS 1003. Private Pilot Certificate or departmental approval. The principles of aerodynamics and propulsion and how aerodynamic factors affect lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and flight control.

Aviation Management Courses

AVMG 1010 INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION (3) LEC. 3. Orientation to aviation management career opportunities. The history of significant events and accomplishments in the attempt to move through the air and space.

AVMG 2050 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) (3) LEC. 3. Orientation to unmanned aircraft systems with emphasis on pilot and operating rules, National Airspace System (NAS) integration, safety, and commercial uses of Small UAS (sUAS).

AVMG 2400 THEORY OF FLIGHT (3) LEC. 2.5. Introduction to the many systems that make up the aviation ecosystem, including aircraft, the humans and organizations that interact with them, and the principles and aerodynamics of flight.

AVMG 2600 HUMAN FACTORS IN AVIATION (3) LEC. 3. Principles of human cognitive and physical performance, and man/machine interface and design, in aviation. Study of information processing, workload management, situational awareness, and decision-making.

AVMG 3050 AVIATION WEATHER (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010. Meteorology as it applies to the operation of aircraft with emphasis on observation of weather elements and interpretation of flight planning weather information.

AVMG 3140 AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010. Principles and analysis of air transport industry development, its regulatory environment, and associated certification processes.

AVMG 3200 APPLIED ANALYSIS IN AIR TRANSPORTATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (AVMG 1010 or AVMG 1013) and (ECON 2020 or ECON 2023 or ECON 2027). Economic theory and applications in the evolving air transport industry. Analysis of market forces and government regulation that drive resource allocation and industry performance.

AVMG 3500 AIRPORT OPERATIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (AVMG 1010 and AVMG 2400) or AVMF 2150. Practices in managing airport operational systems at air carrier airports.

AVMG 3600 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010. Aircraft maintenance program fundamentals, procedures, and practices, with an emphasis on regulatory requirements.

AVMG 3810 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AVIATION (1) LEC. 1. AVMN and AVPF majors only. Career planning and preparation for aviation internships and professional experience opportunities.

AVMG 4040 BUSINESS AVIATION MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010. Current principles and practices in commercial and business/corporate flight operations including organizational sources of revenue, functions, operation, and typical problems.

AVMG 4060 COMMERCIAL AVIATION SAFETY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 3050. Analysis of safety principles and regulatory practices of the FAA, NTSB, and ICAO, emphasizing FAA and ICAO Safety Management Systems.

AVMG 4080 AIR TRANSPORT PLANNING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 3140 and AVMG 3200 and AVMG 3600. Management decision making involved in selection of equipment, routes and the establishment of rates by certified and non-certified air carriers.

AVMG 4130 AIRPORT MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 3050. Practices in management of a civil public airport, including organization, functions, operations, sources of revenue, funding, maintenance and administration.

AVMG 4140 AIRPORT PLANNING AND DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 4130. Principles and procedures pertaining to planning airport facilities required to meet the immediate and future air transportation of a community or region.

AVMG 4190 AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 3050. Junior Standing or Departmental Approval. Air traffic control procedures, facilities, center, and operations. Theory of radar operation and air traffic separation.

AVMG 4200 AIR CARGO OPERATIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010. Domestic and international air cargo operations with emphasis on cargo economics, equipment, domestic and international regulatory activities, agents, operational techniques, systems and problems.

AVMG 4351 INSTRUMENT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (2) LAB. 6. Discussion, instruction, and arranged practice in instrument flight instruction in preparation for the FAA Instrument Instructor Certificate. Special fees.

AVMG 4920 INTERNSHIP IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT (1-6) INT. Practical on-the-job training under supervision with aviation agencies. Written reports are required by designated faculty supervisors. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

AVMG 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) LEC. Pr. Honors College. Honors College. Special topics presented to Honors College students. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

AVMG 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-3) IND. Pr. Honors College. Honors College. Thesis for Honors College students. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

AVMG 5090 AVIATION LAW AND POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010. The legal structure of aviation including federal, local and state statutes, contracts, insurance and liability, regulatory statutes, and case law.

AVMG 5170 AIRLINE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 1010 and AVMG 3050. Airline manufacturing, economic, and operational/managerial issues, research and development and competition issues and a survey of the world's major airlines in terms of their management strategies and style.

AVMG 5180 GLOBAL AIR TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 3140 and AVMG 3200. Junior Standing or departmental approval. The economic development of international air transportation from its beginnings to present day. Explores a wide range of international aviation issues such as bilateral and open skies agreements, airline mega alliances, and joint ventures.

AVMG 5970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Investigation of current issues in the aviation industry.

AVMG 6090 AVIATION LAW AND POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. The legal structure of aviation including federal, local, and state statutes, contracts, insurance and liability, regulatory statutes and case law.

AVMG 6170 AIRLINE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Airline manufacturing, economic, and operation/managerial issues, research and development and competition issues and a survey of the world's major airlines in terms of their management strategies and style.

AVMG 6180 GLOBAL AIR TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. AVMG 3140 and AVMG 3200 or departmental approval. International foreign air carriers, influences of ICAO and IATA, national ownership, determinants of power, operational and management practices, routes and fares/ Junior standing

AVMG 6970 SPECIAL TOPICS AVIATION MNGT (1-3) LEC. 1-3. Departmental approval. Investigation of current issues in the aviation industry. Credit will not be given for both AVMG 5970 and AVMG 6970. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

AVMG 7930 SPECIAL PROBLEMS AVIATION MNGT (1-3) LEC. 1-3. Departmental approval. Special problems and current status of the aviation and aerospace industries are analyzed though a problem solving exercise. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Aviation

  • BAUGHMAN, REBECCA, Instructor
  • BILLINGSLEA, WILLIE, Instructor
  • BIRDSONG, JAMES, Assistant Professor, Aviation Program Coordinator
  • CEYNOWA, WAYNE, Chief Flight Instructor, Director of Operations
  • ESPOSITO, PAUL, Instructor
  • FOWLER, ELTON, Instructor
  • HUTTO, BILL, Director, Aviation Center
  • MILLER, DAVID, Instructor
  • NELSON, BART, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
  • NELSON, KATE, Instructor
  • REESMAN, KURT, Lecturer
  • RILEY, MARY, Lecturer
  • STEWART, SHEENA, Instructor
  • STROBERG, JON, Instructor
  • SWARTZ, STEPHEN M., Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
  • THOMPSON, EARLE, UAS Program Manager and Senior Lecturer
  • TIDWELL , DAVID, Instructor
  • WADE, KIM, Instructor
  • WILLIAMS, KEITH, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
  • WITTE, JAMES E., Professor, Aviation Department Chair