Flight Technology College of Technology Subdivision: Aeronautics Information about the major and how computers play an important role. Matt Loveday : Computer Literacy : Mr. W. Fan : Fall 2006 : PowerPoint Presentation
Flight Technology Flight Technology Information Kent State Airport Information Aircraft Information Objectives 1
Flight Technology Objectives 2 New Age of Aircraft Aspect of Computers in Commercial Aviation
Flight Technology What is Flight Technology 1. Its a subdivision of the College of Technology. 2. Its another smaller subdivision of Aeronautics. 3. Its a Bachelors degree in Flight Training, this means it prepares students for the aviation industry and thus prepares students to be commercial pilots.
Flight Technology We are the largest Aeronautics department in Ohio. We are the only accredited Aeronautics department in Ohio. We currently belong to UAA and NBAA. We are the only university to offer the Bridge Program with Continental Express. We compete with the best aviation universities in the country through yearly flight competitions.
We are currently one of the smallest majors with under 100 students. However, we have one of the hardest majors on campus and are often compared to nursing and have a high drop rate. The cost of the degree is extremely expensive, upwards to an additional $100,000. 80-90% of students finish in over five years as schedules are hectic.
Flight Technology Now you may be wondering how we train? We have our own airport. Although the airport is open to the public, its main purpose is Flight Training. We have the largest fleet in Ohio with 25 aircraft. We currently on average have over 190 flights a day for student training.
Flight Technology We have one 4000x60 foot runway The airport is an approved FAA Part 61 operator. The airport consists of a terminal, dispatch area, maintenance, administration, FAA ground trailers, and simulators.
Flight Technology Class at the airport range from 730AM till 600PM with flights occurring from 730AM till 1200AM. Classes are on average between 90 and 120minutes Monday-Friday. Flights range from 90minutes to 8hours daily Monday-Sunday. The airport is also strictly professional. Proper rules, attitude, and dress are required at all times. Uniforms are optional unless you are a dispatcher, flight instructor, or airport personnel. Unfortunately, flight courses are only 2-3 credits with on average 10 hours or more weekly at the airport. For example my 2 credit flight course as required me to be at the airport over 18 hours in the past week alone.
Flight Technology Now you may be wondering what exactly do we fly? We currently own 23 Single Engine and 2 Multiengine Aircraft. Aircraft Companies include both Cessna and Piper. The aircraft list includes… 8 Cessna 152s for Private and CFI Training 4 Cessna 172Ps for Commercial Training 5 Cessna 172Rs for Instrument and Commercial III Training 4 Cessna 172RGs for Commercial II Training 2 Cessna 172SPs(G1000Computer) for Commercial II Training 2 Piper Seminoles 44-180s for Multiengine training.
Flight Technology Cessna 150s,172Ps,172RGs These aircraft are older aircraft used for primarily basic flight training and basic navigation. Cruising speeds are on average 120knots(135mph) Basic 2 person Flight Crew standard
Flight Technology Piper PA44-180 The aircraft is used in advanced aircraft operations and multiengine training used for students transferring to the Continental Express Program. Two Flight Crew members are always urged. Cruise speeds are 162kts (190mph); Landing speeds are around 100kts(110mph). Introduction airplane for advanced computer operations and avionics.
Flight Technology Cessna 172Rs and Cessna 172SPs(G1000) The 172SP is one of the most advanced aircraft to date. This is due to its highly structured digital cockpit with use of all computers. Used for commercial training as it provides a realistic airliner environment for students Such advancements are terrain, and traffic avoidance systems, weather and situational analysis, and programs to figure out complex situations.
Flight Technology New Age of Aircraft Today, computers control everything. One would not be surprised if computers control aviation. However, some draw a fine line between when or if computers should interfere with pilots duties on the flight deck. In the near future, two new types of aircraft will be built that are were not only completely designed by computers, but computers will control all major systems. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 Jetliner
Flight Technology New Age of Aircraft Here are some examples of how computers are being used in the cockpit. No longer are there physical linkage between flight controls and the control surfaces of an airplane. Computers placed throughout the aircraft control inputs made by the pilot. There are no more physical instruments, all instruments are put on several screens controlled by computers that furthermore process received information. New systems by Boeing and Honeywell can actually aid the pilot in landing the airplane itself. Therefore, the airplane will automatically assume the pilots role and land in almost any weather condition.
Flight Technology New Age of Aircraft Here are some more examples of how computers are being used in the cockpit. The FMC (Flight Management Computer) which is available in all newer aircraft, controls the navigation portion and communications portion of the aircraft. It can be considered the boss of the airplane. Airbus has developed a better version of TCAS which they call Autopilot Traffic Collision Avoidance System. This system allows the aircraft to spot invisible aircraft on the ground in the air and also possible collisions. Thus allowing the pilot to take preventative action. Airbus has also developed a Brake-to-Vacate system where a computer controls the breaking action set by the pilot. This reduces breaking time and allows the airplane to leave the runway and reduce runway incursions.
Flight Technology New Age of Aircraft FMC Computer HUD TCAS
Flight Technology Aspect of Computers in Commercial Aviation Computers are not only used in aircrafts, they are used by both airlines and airports. Surprisingly, in the last few years computers have even started to be able to communicate between airplane, airline, and airport for simultaneous information. Airlines use computer systems such as SABRE and Apollo for reservations and other various utilities. It allows for the entire system to be paperless and streamlined. Airlines have started using smart boarding systems that reduce load time by allowing computer programs to interpret the best method for that specific flight.
Flight Technology Aspect of Computers in Commercial Aviation Airlines use sophisticated software for crew and aircraft scheduling. This means the software formulates problems to accurately schedule crews based on time and location. The same is done to pinpoint aircraft location and thus which flights begin and end where. Lowers costs because the whole process is done automatically. Crews are able to pick routes and times they prefer. Studies have shown this increases crew reliability and performance. A new system for airlines and crews is PERS (Proactive Error Reduction System). It allows maintenance and crews to solve problems simultaneously and increase efficiency and safety.
Flight Technology Aspect of Computers in Commercial Aviation Computers systems are also being tested at the unseen level. Programs being to control parking garages so it will visual tell drivers which lots are full and where to go to park, which reduces time in parking. Computers monitor taxiways and gates on aircraft progress and potential problems. If it sees a problem it dispatches appropriate responses. Also it monitors incursions between vehicles and airplanes. Facial recognition software is being used in cameras placed throughout airports to visual recognize terrorists and other potentially harmful human beings.
Flight Technology Finally, to give you a feeling of what a daily class is like, heres a video of a flight landing.
Flight Technology Finally, I hope everyone enjoyed my presentation on the topics concerning… Flight Technology Information Kent State Airport Information Aircraft Information The New Age of Aircraft Aspect of Computers in Commercial Aviation I would like to dedicate this presentation to Nikki Kukwa as she was a senior flight technology student you recently passed away after her battle with leukemia. She will be truly missed.
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