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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 215 Flight Safety

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the basic procedures and practices of aircraft accident prevention, accident investigation, and reporting. Topics include a comprehensive review of federal regulations pertinent to aviation safety and analysis of actual aviation accident cases and their causes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding and respect for specific personal factors such as attitude, motivation, and skill related to flight safety.

Course is typically offered in Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Examine the organizations responsible for accident investigation and reporting.
  2. Analyze the theory of risk and risk measurement in aviation safety programs.
  3. Determine whether an accident, incident, or serious injury occurred according to NTSB definitions, given case studies of accidents .
  4. Distinguish between mandatory and voluntary reporting systems.
  5. Evaluate role of FAA and NASA reporting programs.
  6. Assess the fundamental elements of an airline safety program which are essential for minimizing the occurrence of airline accidents and injuries.