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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

AER 113 History of Aviation

Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
This course provides a historical survey of the efforts of manned-flight. Topics include the development of aircraft, milestones in aviation, noted pioneers, and the socioeconomic impact of flight upon modern civilization. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the advancements that aviation has accrued for society and contemporary changes in aviation.

Course is typically offered in Fall.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate the contributions to aviation made by the early pioneers in the development of aviation.
  2. Examine the significance of World War I in the development of all phases of aviation.
  3. Illustrate the development of early air mail service and legislation that shaped the air transportation industry.
  4. Illustrate the importance of World War II in the development of commercial aircraft.
  5. Interpret the factors leading up to the legislative Acts during that greatly influenced the air transportation industry.
  6. Examine the economic basis for the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.
  7. Assess the ramifications of deregulation.
  8. Evaluate the role of government in attempting to prevent undue commercial advantage in an unregulated environment.
  9. Summarize the history of international aviation relations that affected international agreements in aviation matters.