ERAU's Department of Aeronautical Science has long provided a renowned education in aviation, with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree that is the preeminent program of its kind in the world, along with a B.S. in Aeronautical Science and a B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science.

The department also offers several minors: Aeronautical StudiesAviation LawFlight; and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science.

The faculty members in this department are dedicated to aviation students and take seriously the idea that graduates should be "Ready to Work and Prepared to Lead." The student body is highly diverse, coming from all over the globe; all have a drive to succeed in aeronautics-related careers.

Students should have a strong background in science and mathematics. Beyond that, they get invaluable instruction from experienced airline pilots, military pilots, Top Gun graduates, test pilots, and corporate and commuter pilots, along with aeronautical engineers, chief flight instructors, and experts in flight safety, resource management, dispatching, navigation, and other fields essential to success in an aviation career.

The department's academic courses are complemented by the flight curriculum to create a unique blend of academics and flight training. Students graduate with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of flight, prepared to start careers as aviation professionals.

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Submissions from 2022

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A Qualitative Single-Case Exploring the Impact of a Mentor and Cohort on Students’ Academic and Career Decisions., Kevin Adkins, Samantha Bowyer, and Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D.

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Assessing Unstabilized Approaches: A Phenomenology Study of the Risk Perceptions and Decision-Making Thought Process of General Aviation Pilots., Shlok Misra, Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D., and Victor Fraticelli Rivera

Submissions from 2021

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Teaching Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Aviation Education., Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D. and Nicola O'Toole

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How Faculty’s Academic Support Influence First-Year Female Students in Aviation: A Qualitative Case Study, Eugene Kim and Jorge L. Albelo

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Women in Aviation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Needs and Wants Necessary for Graduation, Eugene Kim and Jorge L. Albelo

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Contributory Factors of Fatigue Among Collegiate Aviation Pilots: An Ordinal Regression Analysis, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, and Daniel Kwasi Adjekum

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Competency-Based Education: A Framework for a More Efficient and Safer Aviation Industry, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, and Brian G. Dillman

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Utilizing UAS to Support Wildlife Hazard Management Efforts by Airport Operators, Flavio A. C. Mendonca and Ryan Wallace

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Utilizing UAS to Support Wildlife Hazard Management Efforts by Airport Operators, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Ryan Wallace, Anthony Chimino, Jose Cabrera Jr, and Robert Sliwinski

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The Impact of Human Factors and Maintenance Documentation on Aviation Safety: An Analysis of 15 Years of Accident Data Through the PEAR Framework, Flavio A. C. Mendonca and Natalie Zimmermann

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Exploring the Impact of Composite Material Fires and Associated Response Protocol on the Material Analysis During an Aircraft Accident Investigation, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Natalie Zimmermann, Peng Hao Wang, and Julius Keller

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Understanding Fatigue Within a Collegiate Aviation Program, Flavio Mendonca, Julius Keller, Erik Levin, and Aaron Teo

Submissions from 2020

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An Analysis of Wildlife Strikes to Aircraft in Brazil: 2011-2018, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, and Chenyu Huang Ph.D.

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An Analysis of Self-Reported Sleepiness and Fatigue Measures from Collegiate Aviation Pilots, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, Thomas Laub, and Sarah Wolfe

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Factorial Validity of the Flight Risk Assessment Tool in General Aviation Operations, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Allen Xie, and Chenyu Huang Ph.D.

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Fatigue Identification and Management in Flight Training among Collegiate Aviation Pilots, Flavio Mendonca Ph.D., Julius Keller Ph.D., Michael Robertson Ph.D., and Matt Romero

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Wildlife Hazards at Airports: A Practical Review, Robert Sliwinski and Flavio A. C. Mendonca

Submissions from 2019

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UAS Flight Operations in Complex Terrain: Assessing the Agricultural Impact from Hurricane Maria in the Central Mountainous Region of Puerto Rico, Kevin Adkins

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Beyond the Noise: The Airport Proprietor Exception and the Long Beach Airport Experience, Daniel Friedenzohn

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Transforming the Professional Flight Program Curriculum: Justification, Process, and Future Development, Julius Keller, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Brian G. Dillman, and Michael Suckow

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Fatigue Identification and Management in Flight Training: An Investigation of Collegiate Aviation Pilots, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D.

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Competency Based Education: A Framework for a More Efficient and Safer Aviation Industry, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D., Julius Keller Ph.D., and Brian G. Dillman Ph.D.

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Fatigue Issues and Mitigation Strategies in Collegiate Aviation, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D., Julius Keller, Erik Levin, and Aaron Teo

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Mitigating the Risk of Bird Strikes: The Use of Virtual Reality During Flight Training, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D., Julius Keller Ph.D., Chien-tsung Lu, and Chenyu Huang Ph.D.

Submissions from 2018

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General Aviation Pilots’ Strategies to Mitigate Bird Strikes, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D. and Thomas Q. Carney Ph.D.

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Mitigating the Risk: An Analysis of Wildlife-Strike Data From São Paulo International Airport (SBGR) [2011-2017], Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D. and Julius C. Keller Ph.D.

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2018 Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D. and Carlos F.G. Schönhardt

Submissions from 2017

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Developing a Homeland Security Curriculum: A Case Study in Outcomes-Based Education, Daniel A. Cutrer

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Increased System Fidelity for Navy Aviation Hypoxia Training, Beth. F. Wheeler Atkinson, Janet Marnane, Daniel L. Immeker, Jonathan Reeh, John Zbranek, Ashwin K. Balasubramanian, David M. McEttrick, and W. Tyler Scheeler

Submissions from 2016

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Portable Water Purification System, Marc Compere, Yan Tang, Shavin Pinto, and Yung Wong

Submissions from 2015

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for States and Local Governments, Daniel Friedenzohn and Mike Branum

Submissions from 2013

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Balance and Alliance, Daniel Friedenzohn

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Delayed Flights and Delayed Action: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tarmac Delay Regulations and Their Impact on Air Travel, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2012

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NextGen Flight Deck Data Comm: Auxiliary Synthetic Speech Phase I, Tracy Lennertz, Judith Bürki-Cohen, Andrea L. Sparko, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Jason Kring, Mike Coman, Tom Haritos, and Jeffry Alvarado

Submissions from 2011

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The Aircraft Sector Understanding: New Financing Rules that Reflect the Aviation World of Today, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2010

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Code-Sharing in the U.S. Airline Industry: Effective Disclosure Requirements for an Aspect of Air Transport That Is Complex, Important, and Often Misunderstood, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2008

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An Application of High Fidelity FTDs for Ab Initio Pilot Training: The Way Ahead, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Tim Brady, and Brandon S. Lyon

Submissions from 2006

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Transfer of Training from Flight Training Devices to Flight for Ab-Initio Pilots, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Pamela K. Arban, and Shawn M. Doherty