SYST 460/560 FALL 2017
Introduction to Air Transportation Systems is for those who are starting or plan professions in the air transportation industry. This course provides a survey of the entire field, including aircraft performance, navigation, Air Traffic Control, Traffic Flow Management and safety.
This course prepares students for the Remote Pilot - Small Unammaned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification.
The course prepares students for the FAA Knowledge Exam
Assigments require the application of fundamental principles of physics and fluid mechanics, in analysis and simulation of real-world problems.
This course is available through Web ConferencingClick here for link to Webconference
Dr. Lance Sherry
Class Day: Mondays 16:30-19:00
TextBook: Remote Pilots Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide (FAA G-8082-22) Download no-cost .pdf here
* Dates all tentative, subject to change without notice
2. Terminal Chaos (AIAA, Library of Flight) George Donohue and Russel D. Shaver III. ISBN – 978-1-56347-949-6
3. Air Transportation Systems Engineering (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, 193). George L.Donohue and Andres G. Zellweger (Editors), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA, 2001.
4. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control – Michael S.Nolan ISBN 0-534-39388-8
5. How to Become a Pilot – FAA
6. Private Pilot – Jepperson
7. Understanding Mathematics for Aircraft Navigation – James S. Wolper
Practice FAA Knowledge Exam Quizzes:
Prepare stduents for FAA Knowlwegde Exam. Students will learn the necessary basic knowledge in air traffic management of the air transportation system. This course prepares students for work in the industry and for conduct of graduate studies and research.
Relationship to Other Courses:
This is a required course for graduate students in air transportation systems. This course is prerequisite for OR750/SYST660.
* Complete reading assignments and complete workbooks
* Homework/quiz turned in at start of class
* Late penalty 50%
* Mid-term Exams (Closed book)
* Final Exam (Closed-book)
* Field trips
* Khan Academy Video
* Homework/Quizzes/Video (20%)
* Mid-term Exam (40%)
* Final Exam (40%)
A 93% Exceptional in all respects
A- 90% Excellent, shows clear understanding of concepts and application of ideas
B+ 88% Very good, shows basic understanding of concepts and application of ideas
B 83% Good, shows acceptable understanding, baseline for undergraduate work
B- 80% Adequate, shows acceptable understanding, but with deficiencies
C+ 78% Weak, but minimally meets requirements
C 70% Very weak, but minimally meets requirements
D 60% Misses several requirements, but not to the point of being considered failing
All grades are final
Honor Code strictly enforced.
Suspected violations will be reported