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AVT 2125 Developments in Aviation I

Provides pilots and other aviation professionals with an in-depth understanding of how aviation technology has evolved. This course begins with the earliest balloon flights, the invention of the airplane and covers all of the subsequent technology developments through the end of WWII.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DEV 0035 


  • Understand the principle factors influencing lift on a wing, the development of thrust from propellers, jet engines and rockets and how they have been developed, used and improved.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the developments and improvements that have occurred since the pioneering efforts of the Wright Brothers.
  • Understand the principles of stability and control of a manned aircraft.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of airborne communication, navigation, and air traffic control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of balloons, dirigibles, early attempts at manned and powered flight and evaluate the early concepts of flight and their development.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2