Development of a Primer of Aviation

PI: Dr. K.M. Hunter-Zaworski, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University

The main goal of the project is to increase the understanding of Montana's aviation infrastructure, management and preservation, by a spatially diverse workforce in rural and remote areas of the state. The course will use distance education technology to deliver the course and will develop a methodology for providing continuing education units or professional development hours.

This project will include the development of a "Primer of Aviation". The "Primer" will include an overview of the terminology, concepts and administrative structure of aviation, and it will serve as an introduction for a course on aviation infrastructure management. The Primer on Aviation is the first part of a two-part course of study for people entering the aviation field or whose job involves managing aviation infrastructure. Public works directors and/or city engineers, who have no aviation background, manage many of the small airports and airfields.

An advisory committee will guide the development of the "Primer" and the project. The advisory committee is made up of aviation and distance education experts from Montana and Oregon. The "Primer of Aviation" will be given as a short course in Corvallis, Oregon before the Conference on the "Revolution in Aviation". The aviation conference will take place June 14-16, 2000 at Oregon State University. The participants in the Corvallis course will be asked to provide feedback on the course development before it is prepared for electronic dissemination. The "Primer" will introduce non-aviation conference participants to the basic terminology and common concepts associated with aviation before the conference.

Contact Information

Mail: Dr. K.M. Hunter-Zaworski
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Apperson Hall 202, Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-2302
Phone: (541) 737-4982
FAX: (541) 737-3052

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