AERO 100 - Introduction To Aeronautics
Introduction course open to declared majors just starting the program without restriction. This course is an introduction to the world of aviation. It includes aviation history, technologies, applied sciences and the air transportation system. The course is intended for Aeronautics majors planning to complete the Certificate, Associate of Science/Airway Science Degree, or transfer program options. Repeatable once but not for credit.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of AERO 100, the student will be able to:
- Explain the importance of aviation to our state and nation.
- Describe how man was able to first achieve flight through the use of lighter-than-air vehicles.
- Explain the evolution of heavier-than-air flight through a variety of mechanical experiments with rotary, flapping, and fixed wings.
- Discuss the impact of World War I, World War II and other conflicts on the advancement of aviation.
- Describe the development of jet propulsion for aircraft and the advance from subsonic through supersonic flight.
- Explain the historic development of aircraft for civil air transportation and its impact on national and international commerce.
- Discuss the history of rocket propulsion and its future for space exploration and transportation.
- Describe the organizational structure and operations of the air carrier industry.
- Explain the variety of services provided by the general aviation industry.
- Describe the transformation of the airline industry from government economic regulation to its modern deregulated environment
- Explain the regulatory role of the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Discuss the investigatory process of aviation accidents by the National Transportation Safety Board.
- Describe the role of local, state, federal, international and private organizations in aviation.
- Explain how math, physics, chemistry and other sciences provide the basis for the principles of flight and aeronautics.
- Describe the principles of flight and the control of flight.
- Describe the structure, propulsion system, and other key components and materials of aircraft.
- Solve simple weight and balance problems.
- Describe the control of aircraft by the FAA air traffic control system, navigational aids and airline flight management departments.
- Explain the role of airports in providing support facilities and services for aviation.
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