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SCTY 420 : General Aviation Security

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
General Aviation Security
The focus of this course is to identify what general aviation is and to explore the security and terrorism threats to the general aviation community. Methods of protection of general aviation airports, aircraft, fixed-base operations, hangers and flight schools will be addressed. The establishment of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Airport Watch is examined. The use of physical security measures and the establishment of a security force operations will be addressed.

This course is required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security degree. Students will identify what general aviation is and evaluate its importance to the United States infrastructure and national security. The various threats to general aviation will be explored to include traditional crime, terrorism, safety and emergency situation such as aircraft accidents. Methods of protecting general aviation aircraft, hangars, fixed- base operations, fight schools, and airports will be addressed to include physical security, security awareness, use of a security forces.

1. Define what general aviation is.2. Define, apply, and critique the importance of general aviation to the United States national security.3. Identify and discuss examples of threats, to include crime, terrorism, various emergency situations facing general aviation aircraft, hangars, fixed-base operations, and fight schools.4. Identify and describe the use of physical security measures to provide security protection within the general aviation community.5. Analysis and discuss the methods of protecting general aviation aircraft, hangars, fixed-base operations, fight schools, and general aviation airports.6. Identify, describe, and discuss various recommended and required security requirements related to general aviation security.7. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Nicole Bier - 3/1/2015
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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