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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

School of Aeronautics

Administration

David L. Young, B.S., M.A., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, ME, MEI, ATP
Assistant Provost for LU Aeronautics Education

James P. Molloy, B.S., M.A.S., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII
Dean, School of Aeronautics

James M. Mashburn, B.A., M.S., FAA COMM, ME, INST, CFI, CFII, MEI
Associate Dean of Academics

Robert L. Hudson, B.A., FAA ATP, COMM, ME, INST, CFI, CFII, MEI
Associate Dean of Flight Operations

John Marselus, B.S., M.A., M.A.R., M.Div., FAA COMM, INST, ME, MEI, CFI, CFII
Associate Dean of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Associate Professor of Aviation

J. Ernie Rogers, B.B.A, M.A, FAA COMM, INST, ME, MEI, HELO, ATP, CFI, CFII
Associate Professor of Aviation/ Special Assistant

Brian Hough, FAA ATP, COMM, MULTI, INST, CFI, CFII, MEI
Director of Business Development and Flight Training Affiliates

Andrew Walton, B.S., M.A., FAA COMM, INST, ME, CFI, CFII, A&P
Director of Safety

Robert Howell, FAA A&P, DME, IA
Chair, Aviation Maintenance Technician Program

Bradley Blank, B.S., M.B.A., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, A&P
Director, Aviation Maintenance Technician Program
Assistant Professor of Aviation

Jason Hammond, FAA ATP, COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, MEI
Director of Training Programs and Flight Standards

Aaron Wilson, B.A., M.A., FAA COMM, INST, ME, MEI, CFI, CFII
Director of Flight Operations

Peter Spahr, B.S., MCA, FAA A&P, COMM, INST, ME, CFI, CFII
Associate Director of Flight Operations
Chief Instructor – Private Pilot Course

Bruce Barnhart, Th.B., FAA A&P, COMM, INST, ME, CFI, CFII, MEI
Associate Director of Flight Operations
Chief Instructor – Instrument Course

Marc Curley, B.S., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, ME, MEI
Associate Director of Flight Operations
Chief Instructor – Commercial Course

Jeremy Moore, B.S., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, MEI
Associate Director of Flight Operations
Chief Instructor – CFI/CFII Courses

Donald Childs, B.S., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII, HELO
Associate Director of Flight Operations, Training Coordinator

Joshua Clark, B.S., M.S., FAA COMM, INST, M.E., CFI, CFII
Associate Director of Training Programs and Standardization, Courseware Development

Kevin Martin, B.S., FAA COMM, INST, CFI, CFII
Associate Director of Flight Ops, Simulator Program Manager

Joshua Bryant, B.S., FAA INST
Associate Director of Flight Operations, Dispatch & Scheduling

Charles E. Laughlin, FAA A&P
Associate Director of Flight Operations, Maintenance Control

Katy Martin
Chief Dispatcher

Samuel Schmitz
Chief Scheduler

Tana Jamison, B.S.
Flight Training Affiliates Manager

Aviation Qualifications Legend:
A&P Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Technician
ATP Airline Transport Pilot
CFI Certified Flight Instructor
CFII Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
DME FAA Designated Maintenance Examiner
DPE FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
COMM Commercial Pilot
HELO Helicopter Rated
IA Inspection Authorization
INST Instrument Rated
ME Multi-Engine
MEI Multi-Engine Instructor

Faculty

The faculty roster, which can be sorted by department and faculty type, is available at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=22.

PURPOSE
It is the purpose of the School of Aeronautics to train and mentor young men and women to become exceptional pilots, mechanics, unmanned aerial systems operators, and flight attendants who possess excellent technical skills, sound judgment, leadership, professionalism, discipleship, and strong Christian character.

The School of Aeronautics offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics with concentrations in commercial/corporate, missionary, and unmanned aerial systems, and a cognate in military.  Additionally, Associate of Arts degrees in Aviation Maintenance Technician and Flight Attendant are available. Minors in Aeronautics and Airline Flight Attendant are also offered.

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CERTIFICATION

The School of Aeronautics is a fully certified FAA Part 141 school authorized to teach Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, and Airline Transport Pilot courses. The FAA has also certified the School as an FAA Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School designed to train and prepare aircraft technicians for A & P licensure.

The programs offered by the School of Aeronautics are Veteran’s Administration Approved.

FLIGHT TRAINING COURSE FEES
Courses that include flight training have additional course fees.  Course fees for Aviation Flight Training courses vary depending on equipment used (aircraft/aircraft simulator).   For a list of course fees please go to http://www.liberty.edu/registrar

BASIC COURSE INFORMATION
The aviation and mechanic programs are FAA Part 141 and 147 certificated. Students are responsible for lab fees, in-flight instruction, aircraft rental, A & P mechanical classes, and tools.  Both programs are Veteran’s Administration approved.  Internships are available.  All residential-flight training is conducted at Lynchburg Regional Airport.


Career Opportunities

Certified Flight Instructor Missionary Pilot
Commercial Pilot UAS Operator
Corporate Pilot Aircraft Mechanic
Military Pilot Other Aviation related careers


DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS (DCP)
Degree Completion Plans for degree programs offered by the School of Aeronautics can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=2981.

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Aeronautics Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Aeronautics Program is to train men and women to become exceptional pilots who possess outstanding knowledge, excellent technical skills, sound judgment, professionalism, and strong Christian character.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Apply biblical principles within the professional aviation environment.
  2. Effectively communicate throughout the scope of the aviation career field.
  3. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in the discipline of aeronautics.
  4. Demonstrate aviation professionalism.

Commercial/Corporate Concentration

  • The student will be able to analyze aeronautical challenges specific to commercial and corporate operations.

Missionary Concentration

The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the unique safety considerations, risk management differences, and flight techniques for operations into and out of confined areas.
  2. Analyze challenges of mission aviation in various cultural settings.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Concentration

The student will be able to:

  1. Identify the principles essential for intelligence analysis.
  2. Integrate strategic intelligence plans with gathering of intelligence through various sources.
  3. Demonstrate competency in verbal/nonverbal communication skills and computer skills necessary to foster effective inquiry, collaboration, and analysis of intelligence.
  4. Demonstrate piloting skills required by the FAA.

Programs of Study

Aeronautics Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (35 hrs)
AVIA 102 Aviation Orientation 1
AVIA 210 Private Ground I 2
AVIA 215 Private Ground II 2
AVIA 220 Private Flight I 3
AVIA 225 Private Flight II 3
AVIA 240 GPS Navigation 1
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 2
AVIA 305 Airplane Aerodynamics 3
AVIA 310 Instrument Ground 3
AVIA 315 Commercial Ground 3
AVIA 320 Instrument Flight 3
AVIA 325 Commercial Flight I 1
AVIA 326 Commercial Flight II 1
AVIA 327 Commercial Flight III 1
AVIA 340 Aviation Weather (D) 3
AVIA 400 Aerospace Law, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (D) 3
Cognate/Concentration Courses (15-24 hrs)
Directed Courses (Required) (1-4 hrs)
PHYS 101 Elements of Physics 3*
PHYS 103 Elements of Physics Lab 1
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements
Aeronautics Major (B.S.) Commercial/Corporate Concentration
Concentration Courses (22 hrs)
AVIA 350 Airline Operations 3
AVIA 360 Corporate and Business Aviation 3
AVIA 430 Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems 3
AVIA 435 Advanced Jet Systems 3
AVIA 440 Multi-Engine Flight 1
AVIA 455 Turbine Engines and Jet Transports 3
AVIA 460 Aviation Interview and Etiquette Techniques 3
BUSI 101 Introduction to Business 3
Free Electives (0-4 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
Aeronautics Major (B.S.) Missions Concentration
Concentration Courses (23 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
AVIA 450 Confined Area Operation 2
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology 3
GLST 350 World Religions 3
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
GLST 485 Jungle Camp 3
GLST 490 Trends and Issues in Global Studies 3
Free Electives (0-3 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 37 hours must be 300-400 level.
Aeronautics Major (B.S.) Unmanned Aerial Systems Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
AVIA 101 Exploring Aviation 3
AVIA 102 Aviation Orientation 1
AVIA 210 Private Ground I 2
AVIA 215 Private Ground II 2
AVIA 220 Private Flight I 3
AVIA 225 Private Flight II 3
AVIA 230 Unmanned Aerial Systems 3
AVIA 240 GPS Navigation 1
AVIA 250 Introduction to Space Flight 3
AVIA 305 Airplane Aerodynamics 3
AVIA 340 Aviation Weather (D) 3
AVIA 400 Aerospace Law, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (D) 3
AVIA 460 Aviation Interview and Etiquette Techniques 3
BUSI 223 Personal Finance 3
Unmanned Aerial Systems Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
GOVT 380 Introduction to Intelligence 3
GOVT 381 Intelligence Analysis 3
GOVT 383 History and Nature of Intelligence Tools 3
GOVT 483 Military Intelligence 3
GOVT 484 Strategic Intelligence 3
CSCI 340 Studies in Information Security 3
Directed Courses (Required) (1-4 hrs)
PHYS 101 Elements of Physics 3*
PHYS 103 Elements of Physics Lab 1
Free Electives (0-7 hrs)
*This is an approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Aeronautics Major (B.S.) Military Cognate
Core Courses in the Major (35 hrs)
AVIA 102 Aviation Orientation 1
AVIA 210 Private Ground I 2
AVIA 215 Private Ground II 2
AVIA 220 Private Flight I 3
AVIA 225 Private Flight II 3
AVIA 240 GPS Navigation 1
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 2
AVIA 305 Airplane Aerodynamics 3
AVIA 310 Instrument Ground 3
AVIA 315 Commercial Ground 3
AVIA 320 Instrument Flight 3
AVIA 340 Aviation Weather (D) 3
AVIA 400 Aerospace Law, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (D) 3
AVIA 455 Turbine Engines and Jet Transports 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
AVIA 230 Unmanned Aerial Systems 3
AVIA 245 Aviation Leadership 3
AVIA 250 Introduction to Space Flight 3
AVIA 430 Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
Free Electives (4-11 hrs) [one hour must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAMS

In an effort to meet the educational needs of students who want a university degree, but who do not desire to complete a four-year bachelor’s program, the School of Aeronautics offers the Associate of Arts Degree in Aeronautics in Airline Flight Attendant or Aviation Maintenance Technician.  These two-year degree programs combine courses in the major program of study with General Education courses and graduation requirements.


Airline Flight Attendant Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Flight Attendant Program is to train men and women to become exceptional flight attendants who possess outstanding knowledge, excellent technical skills, sound judgment, professionalism, and strong Christian character.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Apply biblical principles within the professional aviation environment.
  2. Communicate effectively within the professional aviation environment.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehensive working knowledge of required aeronautical information.
  4. Articulate aeronautical knowledge appropriate for flight attendants.
  5. Integrate safety and security measures with excellent service.

Program of Study

Aeronautics Major (A.A.) Airline Flight Attendant
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (46-53 hrs)
Courses in the Major (26 hrs)
AVIA 101 Exploring Aviation 3
AVIA 103 Flight Attendant Orientation 1
AVIA 210 Private Ground I 2
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 2
AVIA 340 Aviation Weather (D) 3
AVIA 350 Airline Operations 3
AVIA 400 Aerospace Law, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (D) 3
AVIA 460 Aviation Interview and Etiquette Techniques 3
FACS 130 Introduction to Hospitality, Foods, and Food Safety 3
HLTH 205 Accident Prevention and Care (First Aid) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 72 hours minimum required.

Aviation Maintenance Technician Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Liberty University Aviation Technician Program is to train pilots, as well as non-pilots to maintain aircraft in the context of a faith-based missionary organization; however, training is also applicable to those pursuing other careers in general, corporate and commercial aviation.

The Aviation Maintenance Technician Program is an accelerated maintenance training program designed for the FAA portion to be completed as a single block in one year and the additional Associate of Arts degree classes completed in an additional year. The curricula for this program are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 


Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate

Students pursuing the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate complete the 45-hour, FAA Part 147 program in a 12-month accelerated format.  During this period the student will be able to earn a maintenance license with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings.

EVALUATION OF TRANSFER CREDIT
Students may transfer all semester hours earned in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate program to Liberty’s Associate of Arts program.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Arts in Aviation Maintenance Technician or Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to read, comprehend, and apply information contained in FAA and Manufacturers Aircraft Maintenance specifications, and advisory material.
  2. Complete required maintenance forms, records and inspection reports.
  3. Repair and inspect aircraft electrical, avionics, airframes, and fuel systems.
  4. Inspect, check, service and repair turbine engines and turbine engine installation.
  5. Complete maintenance and repair tasks using the FAA Manufacturers Aircraft Maintenance specification and advisory material.

Programs of Study

Aviation Maintenance Technician Major (A.A.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (46-53 hrs)
Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
AVMT 100 Aircraft Sciences I 3
AVMT 102 Aircraft Sciences II 3
AVMT 104 Maintenance Practices I 3
AVMT 106 Maintenance Practices II 3
AVMT 200 Airframe Auxiliary Systems 3
AVMT 202 Aircraft Electrical Systems 3
AVMT 204 Airframe Structures I 3
AVMT 206 Airframe Structures II 3
AVMT 208 Airframe Assembly and Inspection 3
AVMT 210 Airframe Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Landing Gear Systems 3
AVMT 212 Reciprocating Engines 3
AVMT 214 Engine Electrical Systems 3
AVMT 216 Engine Auxiliary Systems I 3
AVMT 218 Engine Auxiliary Systems II 3
AVMT 220 Turbine Engines 3
TOTAL HOURS: 91 hours minimum required.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate (45 hrs)
AVMN 100 Aircraft Sciences I 3
AVMN 102 Aircraft Sciences II 3
AVMN 104 Maintenance Practices I 3
AVMN 106 Maintenance Practices II 3
AVMN 200 Airframe Auxiliary Systems 3
AVMN 202 Aircraft Electrical Systems 3
AVMN 204 Airframe Structures I 3
AVMN 206 Airframe Structures II 3
AVMN 208 Airframe Assembly and Inspection 3
AVMN 210 Airframe Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Landing Gear Systems 3
AVMN 212 Reciprocating Engines 3
AVMN 214 Engine Electrical Systems 3
AVMN 216 Engine Auxiliary Systems I 3
AVMN 218 Engine Auxiliary Systems II 3
AVMN 220 Turbine Engines 3
TOTAL HOURS: 45 hours minimum required.

Aeronautics Minor

Aeronautics Minor (19 hrs)
AVIA 102 Aviation Orientation 1
AVIA 210 Private Ground I 2
AVIA 215 Private Ground II 2
AVIA 220 Private Flight I 3
AVIA 225 Private Flight II 3
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 2
AVIA 305 Airplane Aerodynamics 3
AVIA 310 Instrument Ground 3

Airline Flight Attendant Minor

Airline Flight Attendant Minor (20 hrs)
AVIA 101 Exploring Aviation 3
AVIA 103 Flight Attendant Orientation 1
AVIA 210 Private Ground I 2
AVIA 300 Aviation Safety 2
AVIA 400 Aerospace Law, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (D) 3
AVIA 460 Aviation Interview and Etiquette Techniques 3
FACS 130 Introduction to Hospitality, Foods, and Food Safety 3
HLTH 205 Accident Prevention and Care (First Aid) 3


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