History of Air Transportation/National Airspace System
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog

ASC 1010 - History of Air Transportation/National Airspace System

This introductory level course presents a chronological history of mans quest for flight starting with early attempts of man-powered heavier-than-air flight, progressing through lighter-than-air flight, unpowered flight, external combustion powered flight, and finally, internal combustion powered flight. Both manned and unmanned flight will be considered. Particular emphasis will be given to problems of weight, power and control of aircraft in flight. This course will also provide an overview of the evolution of regulations, airspace allocation, security issues, the Air Traffic Control systems, safety of flight, accident analysis, developments in navigation, as well as the economic, social and political impacts of flight.
Degrees Offered

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3