Aeronautical Science


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the performance and operating characteristics of aircraft. Understand the principles of aerodynamics, aircraft design/construction, and automated control systems.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of ground and in-flight support aviation operations and applicable FAA regulations.
  • Ability to create approved written flight plans and other professional and technical written reports including an accurate and detailed flight logbook.
  • Understand principles of navigation, ability to use GPS systems, fluency with aviation maps and VOR systems, ability to navigate an airplane between points.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and regulations applied to aviation safety. Demonstrated ability to understand the impact of human factors on safety. Ability to perform risk assessment related to aviation safety.
  • Proficiency in communications with ground controllers and other aircraft.
  • Thorough knowledge and the ability of apply the core concepts of meteorology relating to aviation.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System. Thorough working knowledge of the airspace and support systems.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national and international aviation law and regulations.
  • Become proficient in giving oral presentations.