CASE-3 Aircraft Accident Investigation

Quick Facts


Registration Discount
Prior to June 30, 2020, the cost per course is $2,000 - individuals who complete all three courses for the Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety (CMAS) will receive a standard discounted price of $1,500 at the time of registration for their third CMAS course; thus reducing the total cost to $5,500 for all three certificate courses. As of July 1, 2020, the CMAS course fee structure will change per course to $2,000 for the Early Bird Fee, and $2,100 for the Standard Fee.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program
Certificate of Management in Aviation SafetyCertificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

Course Length
5 days

Course Dates & Locations

  • November 4-8, 2019: Daytona Beach, FL - Full
  • April 27-May 1, 2020: Daytona Beach, FL
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    Participants will learn the fundamentals required to conduct or manage an aircraft mishap/accident investigation.

    The participant will review the investigation sequence from the pre-planning stage through the general survey and specific analysis of a mishap/accident, culminating with the determination of contributing factors and probable cause(s).

    Crash laboratory exercises and case examples help the participant identify, collect and analyze data in the process of determining probable cause/s. The participant also discovers solutions to problems faced during aircraft mishap/accident investigations.

    Who Should Attend

    Because safety risks affect every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:

    • Pilots
    • Airport Managers
    • Safety Professionals
    • Airport Risk Managers

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you should demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of risk management and competency in:

    • Current practices and principles of aircraft accident investigation
    • Roles and responsibilities of government agencies and other entities involved in the process
    • Accident reports, documents, witness interviewing, and review causal factors
    • Conducting a small-scale accident investigation
    • Pre-accident planning & personal safety
    • Utilization of ADS-B and FDM data in investigations
    • System, structural, and instrument investigation
    • Accident survivability and crashworthiness

    Attendees Said...

    "Very interesting and thorough introduction to aircraft accident investigation. It provided valuable methods, procedures, and techniques that can be applied in the real world."

    Contact Us

    Office of Professional Programs, Daytona Beach Campus
    1 Aerospace Boulevard
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    About the Instructor

    Anthony Brickhouse

    Anthony Brickhouse
    Assistant Professor

    Since entering academia, Professor Brickhouse has been involved in research surrounding flight operational quality assurance (FOQA), mental aspects of air safety investigation, airport ground safety, and the use of flight recorders in accident investigation. 

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    Daniel Cutrer

    Daniel Cutrer
    Associate Professor

    Dr. Cutrer is a retired U.S. Coast aviator (O-6) with over 5,00 hours of flight time; he served as an aircraft mechanic, an Aviation Maintenance Officer, a Chief
    Pilot, and a Military Flight Instructor, while earning FAA ATP and A&P certifications. Dr. Cutrer has participated in several military aircraft accident investigations.

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