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 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.
Submissions from 2022
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.
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
Teaching Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Aviation Education., Jorge L. D. Albelo Ph.D. and Nicola O'Toole
How Faculty’s Academic Support Influence First-Year Female Students in Aviation: A Qualitative Case Study, Eugene Kim and Jorge L. Albelo
Women in Aviation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Needs and Wants Necessary for Graduation, Eugene Kim and Jorge L. Albelo
Contributory Factors of Fatigue Among Collegiate Aviation Pilots: An Ordinal Regression Analysis, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, and Daniel Kwasi Adjekum
Competency-Based Education: A Framework for a More Efficient and Safer Aviation Industry, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, and Brian G. Dillman
Utilizing UAS to Support Wildlife Hazard Management Efforts by Airport Operators, Flavio A. C. Mendonca and Ryan Wallace
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
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
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
Understanding Fatigue Within a Collegiate Aviation Program, Flavio Mendonca, Julius Keller, Erik Levin, and Aaron Teo
Submissions from 2020
An Analysis of Wildlife Strikes to Aircraft in Brazil: 2011-2018, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, and Chenyu Huang Ph.D.
An Analysis of Self-Reported Sleepiness and Fatigue Measures from Collegiate Aviation Pilots, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Julius Keller, Thomas Laub, and Sarah Wolfe
Factorial Validity of the Flight Risk Assessment Tool in General Aviation Operations, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Allen Xie, and Chenyu Huang Ph.D.
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
Wildlife Hazards at Airports: A Practical Review, Robert Sliwinski and Flavio A. C. Mendonca
Submissions from 2019
Transforming the Professional Flight Program Curriculum: Justification, Process, and Future Development, Julius Keller, Flavio A. C. Mendonca, Brian G. Dillman, and Michael Suckow
Fatigue Identification and Management in Flight Training: An Investigation of Collegiate Aviation Pilots, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D.
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.
Fatigue Issues and Mitigation Strategies in Collegiate Aviation, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D., Julius Keller, Erik Levin, and Aaron Teo
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
General Aviation Pilots’ Strategies to Mitigate Bird Strikes, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D. and Thomas Q. Carney Ph.D.
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.
2018 Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting, Flavio A. C. Mendonca Ph.D. and Carlos F.G. Schönhardt
Submissions from 2017
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
Portable Water Purification System, Marc Compere, Yan Tang, Shavin Pinto, and Yung Wong
Submissions from 2015
Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for States and Local Governments, Daniel Friedenzohn and Mike Branum
Submissions from 2013
Balance and Alliance, Daniel Friedenzohn
Submissions from 2012
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
Submissions from 2010
Submissions from 2008
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
Transfer of Training from Flight Training Devices to Flight for Ab-Initio Pilots, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Pamela K. Arban, and Shawn M. Doherty