What is the quantifiable number of Americans who have stopped flying after the gruesome terrorist

| March 29, 2017

1. What is the quantifiable number of Americans who have stopped flying after the gruesome terrorist attacks in 2001 compared to estimated growth of air travelers if 9/11 attacks had NOT occurred?. What safety measures, besides the US government enacted policies, have the airports, airlines, flight crews, ground crews and private security firms taken to ensure the safety of passengers today? Are the skies safer today than 5 years ago?

2. What is the evidence that one of the most stressful jobs in the world is being an air traffic controller? Can this perception be proven with statistical analysis of their health benefit claims, suicide rates, domestic violence, tenure, workplace violence or relevant and valid surveys? How do the controllers prepare themselves to tackle the daily obstacles of safely departing and bringing home hundreds of aircraft at a location where two out of the total three runways are closed due to lengthy construction projects (BWI Airport)? What challenges do they face on a daily basis in the BWI tower? Besides the normal training that they received in classroom, what additional training (if any) is required to tackle unusual circumstances like these closures?

3. Becoming a pilot is a dream of many but turned into a reality for only a few. One reason is the high investment in flight training with few job opportunities and when initially hired an unacceptable outcome financially as pilots start up their careers in the main stream. What is the reason behind this? Why do airlines pay low salaries to new pilots? Does this have an effect on their flying?

4. Recently, FAA proposed that pilots must have 1500 flight hours to be considered for their ATP. This change for new pilots, trying to make flying as a career, just became much more difficult. What is the reason behind this change? What does it mean for student pilots and will this draw them away from flying? What percentage of major airline pilots have military flight training? Will this percentage increase with the new 1500 hour requirement for obtaining an ATP?

DIRECTIONS: These four questions must be answered in a 4 to 5 page (APA Format) response with 5 slides of PowerPoint for a presentation per question. The following learning objectives must be discussed in answering the questions:

1. Critical Thinking

The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

2. Quantitative Reasoning

The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems.

3. Information Literacy

The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.

4. Communication

The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.

5. Scientific Literacy

The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

6. Cultural Literacy

The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

7. Life Long Personal Growth

The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.

Outcomes 8 – 11 are the Discipline Outcomes for the BSA degree program only.

8. Aeronautical Science

The student will demonstrate an understanding and application of the basic and thus advanced concepts of aeronautical science as they apply to the aviation/aerospace industry for solving problems.

9. Aviation Legislation and Law

The student will engage and discuss to present an understanding and application of basic concepts in National and International Legislation and Law as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.

10. Aviation Safety

The student will compare and discuss in written and spoken formats an understanding and application of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.

11. Aviation Management and Operations

The student will present and illustrate an understanding and application of management activities as they apply to aviation/aerospace operations.

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