Introduction to Aviation Safety provides a detailed introduction into the current important issues affecting aviation safety. The book has been written for a basic, college level, aviation safety course and at 200 pages and thirteen chapters, the entire book can be covered in a normal semester length course. The three authors each have many years of professional experience in aviation safety, along with years teaching the subject at the collegiate level.
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1 The Philosophy of Safety
2 Pilot Decision Making
3 Hazardous Attitudes
4 Managing Fatigue
5 Mid Air Collision Avoidance
6 Bird Strike Mitigation
7 Hazardous Weather
8 The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and the “Swiss Cheese Model of Accident Causation”
9 Accident Investigation Theory
10 Aircraft Accident Investigation
11 Aviation Safety Program Management and Safety Management System (SMS)
12 Flight Safety Programs
13 Anti-Drug Programs in Aviation
14 General Aviation Accidents
15 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Safety
Appendix A: Production versus Protection: Fierce Competition and Flawed Culture at Boeing
Brandon Wild is an Associate Professor in the Aviation Department at the University of North Dakota (UND). Prior to joining UND, Brandon held Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) analyst positions with both United Airlines and UPS, was an aviation underwriter at USAIG, and FOQA manager in the Flight Safety Department at Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. He was also previously an adjunct instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Research from the University of North Dakota.
Gary M. Ullrich
Gary Ullrich is an Associate Professor in the Aviation Department at the University of North Dakota (UND). Prior to joining UND, Gary held positions as a pilot instructor and quality assurance specialist/inspector with FlightSafety, instructor pilot and check airman with the United States Air Force, aviation and ground accident investigator, and the Chief of Safety where he managed aviation, ground, ergonomics, and nuclear safety programs for an Air Force Wing of over 12,000 personnel. He holds FAA type ratings in the Boeing 707 and 720 along with multiple OSHA outreach training credentials.
Gary received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University, Master of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of California, San Diego.
Ryan Guthridge is an Assistant Professor in the Aviation Department at the University of North Dakota (UND). Prior to joining UND, Ryan held positions as a Pilot-in-Command for Weather Modification, Inc., Technical Pilot for GE Aviation, Flight Data Analyst for Austin Digital, Inc., CEO for a UAS start-up, and Chief Ground Instructor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Through his background in data analytics, Ryan has analyzed flight data to identify events hazardous to flight safety, quantified the impact of procedures-based changes on flight efficiency, and assessed the performance of pilots in skills-based flight training maneuvers. Ryan is an FAA-certified Instrument Flight Procedure Validation pilot and holds FAA type ratings in the Airbus A320 and Boeing B737.
Ryan received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from the University of North Dakota, Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, and Professional Certificates in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Learning Analytics.