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Faculty Advisor

Jack Barker, PhD

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The comprehensive exam proposal is intended to address the core competency requirements for the degree of Master of Aeronautical Science. In addition, the proposal will address the competency requirements for the Aviation Education Specialization. In partial fulfillment of these requirements, the proposal will examine human factors as they pertain specifically to the arena of unmanned flight, the impact computer based training and web based training advances have and will continue to have on the aviation community, the technological, social, environmental, and political aspects of the air cargo industry as they pertain to the industry’s survival, the ability of Next Generation (NextGen) air traffic control technologies to navigate the advances in the aviation community and finally the ability of crew resource management to adapt and thrive in the ever advancing world of aviation technologies. The examination of these issues in aviation will be conducted utilizing a mixed-methodology. Qualitative and quantitative data will be analyzed ex-post facto for triangulation which will lead to the validity of conclusions.

Additional Information

This ASCI 691 Graduate Capstone Project was submitted to the Worldwide Campus in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Aeronautical Science on March 1, 2014.