Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Course is Part of this Program
Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation
Course Dates & Locations
April 7-9, 2020 - Daytona Beach Campus, FL
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The participant will learn about structures and properties of aircraft materials and how they dictate the failure mode (overload, fatigue, stress-corrosion, etc.) of aircraft/engine components when operated outside their design specifications. The participant will then learn how to visually (1x-10x) identify failure modes to determine whether failure of the aircraft/engine component was the cause or result of the aircraft accident/mishap.
Technical lectures in basic metallurgy and composites, classroom exercises, crash laboratory exercises, and materials laboratory exercises all utilizing actual failed aircraft/engine components will help the participant achieve the goals of efficiently and quickly identifying failure modes encountered at the accident/mishap site with or without a 10x magnifier.
Andy McMinn, M.S., P.E.
President and Chief Engineer of Metallurgical Air Safety Investigations
McMinn has over 34 years of experience in metallurgical/materials engineering, forensic metallurgy, failure analysis, and aircraft accident investigations of both military and civil aircraft ranging from a U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber to a Stevens KB-2 Gyrocopter.
Anthony Brickhouse, MAS, ASI
Associate Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety and Director Aerospace Forensic Laboratory of ERAU
Brickhouse has over 19 years of aviation safety & accident investigation experience.
“…The course was interesting and well organized. Instructors used good analogies. Also, good integration of hands on and classroom.”
“Great Course! Don’t change anything! Perfect for an investigator hopeful.”