Award-winning educators who love to teach.
What We Do
We teach professional workforce development short courses by presenting the fundamental laws and basic principles that govern atmospheric flight, aircraft systems, and jet propulsion in practical, interesting, exciting, and fun ways! We do that through our unique content design, focus, approach, and selection of instructors.
Who We Are
We are a team of award-winning educators with a tremendous amount of varied practical experience who absolutely love to teach! We are experts in all major disciplines, including:
- Flight Mechanics
- Structures & Materials
- Airframe & Engine Design
In addition, Practical Aeronautics has years of experience in:
- Ground & Flight Testing
- Accident Reconstruction
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Flying & Air Operations
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Maintenance & Sustainment
- Structural Repair
- Mr. Steve Brandt
Director of UAV Flight Research at the USAF Academy
- Dr. Paul Eastman
Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University
- Dr. Brenda A. Haven
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona
- Dr. Link Jaw
Founder, Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
- Mr. Mark Jones Jr.
Flight Test Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration
- Dr. Jack Mattingly
- Dr. Walter Merrill
Founder and President of Bluberry, LLC
- Dr. Brian Tom
Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)
- Dr. Kenneth W. Van Treuren
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, School of Engineering and Computer Science
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
- Dr. John D. Anderson, Jr.
Curator for Aerodynamics, National Air and Space Museum (NASM ) and Professor, University of Maryland
- Dr. James W. Baughn
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California
- Dr. Dale A. Cope
Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
- Captain Larry R. Jamison
Major Air Carrier (Retired)
- Mr. Randall G. Joslin
Associate and Systems Engineer, Booze Allen Hamilton, Court Appointed Systems Engineering Expert, Tribunal de Commerce, Paris, France
- Dr. Steven L. Morris
Senior Consultant, Engineering Systems, Inc.