Running head: MODULE 8 FLIGHT SCHOOL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PAPER 1 Module 8 Flight School Management Research Paper Vincent Johnson Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MGMT 203 July 20, 2019
MODULE 8 FLIGHT SCHOOL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PAPER 2 Module 8 Flight School Management Research Paper Introduction Flight school is the first milestone in which all potential aviators must complete for them to pursue a career in aviation, or to enjoy the recreational value of aviation. Because of this, flight school managers have an obligation to operate at the highest level of standards and provide potential aviators the knowledge needed to carry those standards forward as they progress as aviators. This paper will provide a description overview of flight school management, operational description, required equipment, maintenance requirements, manager’s roles and responsibilities, staff qualifications, certifications, and responsibilities, human factors, quality requirements, regulations and laws, safety, security, and environmental responsibilities. Description of the Company or Agency Flight school is the first step in becoming an aviator. Whether it be for recreational or to work as a transport pilot, candidate aviators will have to attend a flight school to start their careers. The purpose of flight school is teaching candidates the principles of flight, obtain a ground school rating, and a flight school rating (FAA, 2016). Learning the basics of ground and flight operations is the backbone of which all aviators will need to prove their competency in if they wish to fly. The courses taught at these schools can sometimes be a part of an educational program which would ultimately lead to a degree, often in aeronautical science, or the classes could be focused on strictly obtaining a private pilot’s license. The most important aspect of flight school is safety and learning how to operate aircraft in accordance with FAA regulations and other applicable laws. According to Stebbins, Comen, & Stockdale (2018), aircraft pilots and flight engineers have the 3 rd most dangerous job in the United States. Because of the
MODULE 8 FLIGHT SCHOOL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PAPER 3 dangerous nature of becoming an aviator, it is important that a potential candidate choose a flight school that places their primary focus on safety. Operation Description According to the FAA (2017), “The FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS) program is a partnership between FAA, Industry, and Academia designed to enhance general aviation safety. This is accomplished by developing flight training programs that are more convenient, more accessible, less expensive, and more relevant to today's users of the National Airspace System.” The student pilot guide established by the FAA (2016) states that there are two types of flight schools. The first is referred to as a certified part 141 school and the other is referred to as part 61 school. While both schools are certified by the FAA, the major difference between the two
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