Aviation Law – AVIA 605

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 12/12/2022

Course Description

This course includes Federal, State, and local laws applied to aviation. Jurisdictional boundaries and the Biblical basis for the fundamental principles of Administrative Law, Common Law, and Legislative law will be covered.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the relevant legal principles and terms and to prepare students to work in the field of aviation applying their expertise with a biblical perspective. Specifically, this course will research new and developing areas of aviation law while applying biblical principles while also providing the student with a variety of practical skills exercises that the student can to use in the aviation management setting.

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Class Introductions

The student will complete a 2-3 minute video introduction. Each student must also reply to 2 classmate's in a minimum of 150 words. Kaltura is recommended to record the presentation.

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 450–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, F, H)

Case Brief Assignments (3)

The student will read and brief three full case opinions in order to better the student’s understanding, analysis, and application of the law. (CLO: C, D, F, G, H)

Business Blog Assignment

In this assignment, the student will prepare a blog to be used on a fictitious company website providing an overview and analysis of a developing topic within the aviation industry. (CLO: C, D, H)

Business Memorandum Assignment

The student will be required to succinctly research and provide answers on specific types of aviation insurance that a fictitious client has requested information about. (CLO: C, D, G, H)

Employee Handbook Assignment

In this assignment the student will draft portions of an employee handbook that comport with general practices of employment law and conform to specific needs of a fictitious aviation company. (CLO: A, B, C, H, G)

Narrated PowerPoint Assignment

The student will prepare a narrated PowerPoint presentation discussing the aviation legal topic that the student has researched for their course research paper. (CLO: A, B, C, D, F)

Narrated PowerPoint Critiques Assignment

The students will also be assigned to watch and critique TWO of their classmates’ presentations in the following week as the final portion of the Project. 

Research Paper Assignment

The student will select a developing legal issue within aviation and prepare a 15-page research paper fully briefing the issue and providing various viewpoints and Biblical worldview perspectives on the issue. This is the capstone project of the course and the student will also prepare a presentation on the same topic. (CLO: B, C, D, H)

Quiz: Foundations of the Law

The student will complete one quiz in this course on the introductory material for the purpose of testing the foundational government and legal principles on which the balance of the course is built on. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)