Some of the courses you can expect to take as an aeronautics majors may include: aerospace accident investigation, aviation security operations, airline management, human factors in the aerospace industry and airport planning and design.
Among the University's fleet of planes are two Liberty XL2s — with low carbon emissions and low fuel burn, 4gph — which are one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft available today.
In addition, the University has a Redbird FMX full-motion flight simulator that allows students to experience flying in all sorts of conditions and locations without leaving the hangar.
Averett's flight team, The Flying Cougars, compete annually in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) competitions.
What could I do with this major?
Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers including:
- Aviation businesses
- The Federal Aviation Administration
- Airport and airline management
- Airport police officers
Qualified flight operations upperclassmen or graduates could begin their careers as flight instructors or in the right seat of small charter or regional aircraft and build their résumés to meet the requirements of the commercial airlines or charter companies. Graduates have also enlisted in the various branches of the military and are found flying U.S. Army and Coast Guard helicopters or U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps transport and fighter jets.
What are recent graduates of this major doing?
Kelia Wildgoose '07, is an air information services officer with the Grand Bahamas Airport Company.
Scott Swann '06, is a helicopter pilot with the military.
Kyle Phillips '06, is an airport operations specialist at South Bend Regional Airport in Indiana.