This course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of safety factors in aviation operations and sufficient knowledge to prepare for safety components of advanced FAA certifications throughout their careers. The student uses actual NTSB accident reports to explore, analyze, and discuss the complex and interacting factors involved with aircraft accidents and incidents, as well as the methodology of subsequent investigation. The course gives particular attention to safe operation of small aircraft, managing distractions, communications, attitudes towards safety, and cultivating a firm commitment to safe operations at all times. The student attends at least two FAASTeam safety seminars during the semester.
School of Professional Studies and Management
3 hours of lecture per week