The Department of Aeronautical Science offers an Aeronautical Science degree (Fixed-Wing and Rotary), a flagship program that has long prepared graduates for rewarding careers in the commercial aviation industry or government. Much of our University’s reputation has been founded on the professionalism of graduates who went on to superb careers as commercial and military pilots.
The Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training with academic education to lay the foundation for leadership in airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or the military. This approach to aviation education gives the students an added value over traditional flight training programs by focusing on the skills and knowledge demanded by industry and government today.
The curriculum ensures that graduates have the skills in mathematics, physics, communications, and aeronautics they need, including FAA certification as a multi-engine, instrument-rated airplane or helicopter pilot. The program also includes Aeronautical Science and flight courses that prepare students for careers as professional pilots.
The department has all the high-technology equipment needed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through computer simulations and to learn what they need to know about aircraft performance, navigation, and aircraft systems operation.
The department also offers Aircraft Dispatcher Certification, which can be included as an elective course in the student’s senior year. Because of the composition of our degree program, graduates have a much greater knowledge of aviation than that required by the FAA, airlines, or the military.
Submissions from 2018
Putting Students in the Front and Center: Exploring and Refining Student Centered Learning Techniques, Michelle M. Bennett, Anne Boettcher, Brent D. Bowen, Tonje Crossley, Dawn Groh, Tyrone Groh, and Timothy B. Holt
Airline Customer Satisfaction 2015-2017 Results, Michelle M. Bennett, Brent D. Bowen, Erin E. Bowen, Z. Bowen, Dean Headley, Timothy B. Holt, and Jacqueline R. Luedtke
Discovering the Data of Safety: Embry-Riddle’s Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Melissa Gottwald, Michelle M. Bennett, Brent D. Bowen, Erin E. Bowen, Jordan I. Brown, Ed J. Coleman, Timothy B. Holt, and William D. Waldock
Research Benefits for Scholarly Authors Being Published on a Public Forum, Hunter M. Watson, Brent D. Bowen, Timothy B. Holt, and Jacqueline R. Luedtke
Submissions from 2017
Airline Quality Research: a Student's Perspective, Brent D. Bowen, Erin Bowen, Dean E. Headley, Mary Fink, and Madeline S. Kuhn
Attentiveness on Airline Quality as Viewed by the Domestic Consumer, Brent D. Bowen, Erin Bowen, Dean E. Headley, Mary Fink, and Madeline S. Kuhn
Airline Quality and the Consumer Perception, Brent D. Bowen, Erin Bowen, Dean E. Headley, and Madeline S. Kuhn
The Future of Social Media Usage for Scholarly Research, Brent D. Bowen, Jackie Luedtke, Timothy B. Holt, David Ehrensperger, and Hunter M. Watson
A Student's Perspective on the Utilization of Social Media for Scholarly Research, Brent D. Bowen, Jacqueline Luedtke, Timothy B. Holt, David Ehrensperger, and Hunter M. Watson
Impact Factor and Scholarly Research: The Traditional Media with a Social Media Influence, Brent D. Bowen, Jacqueline Luedtke, Timothy B. Holt, David Ehrensperger, and Hunter M. Watson
Impact Factor and Scholarly Research: The Traditional Media with a Social Media Influence, Hunter M. Watson, Brent D. Bowen, David Ehrensperger, Timothy B. Holt, and Jacqueline R. Luedtke
Submissions from 2016
Maximizing Student Achievements: Mastering Aviation English, Stacey McIntire, Juan Merkt, Jacqueline Luedtke, Timothy B. Holt, and Jordan Brown
Peer Counseling for Student Success in University Flight Education: A Case Example, Juan Merkt, Erica Diels, Jackie Luedtke, Timothy B. Holt, and Claire Schindler
Submissions from 2015
Submissions from 2014
Trend Analysis and Operational Performance Indicators in the U.S. Airline Industry, Jacqueline R. Luedtke and Brent D. Bowen
Designing Case Study Research for Pedagogical Application and Scholarly Outcomes, Jacqueline R. Luedtke, Juan R. Merkt, and Brent D. Bowen
Submissions from 2008
A Process Plan for Consensus Building in the Evaluation of NSGC & EPSCoR Native American Outreach Program, Jocelyn S. Nickerson, Brent D. Bowen, and Henry R. Lehrer
Submissions from 1989
Aerodynamic Forces on Flight Crew Helmets, Timothy A. Sestak, Richard M. Howard, and Chester A. Heard