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.