Kansas City Aerospace Short Course

Kansas City // October 21-25, 2019

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Kansas City

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Course Venue

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

BEST Conference Center
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66213

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3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

All courses are eligible for the U.S. federal employee discount.

Our 2020 courses will be posted here in fall 2019.

Note: This page is accordion style. At first glance, you will see the list of courses and an asterisk with the discount information at the bottom of the page. The additional information will drop down as you hover or click on the course. To register, click on the blue "Learn more and register" button.

October 21-25, 2019

Advanced Flight Tests

Instructor: Donald T. Ward
October 21-25, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides the practical knowledge needed to plan a safe and comprehensive series of flutter envelope expansion tests. It includes suggestions and recommendations for flutter and post-stall certification as well as demonstration of new or significantly modified airplane designs to meet civil or military requirements.

Earn 33 classroom hours and 3.3 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for practicing and entry-level flight test engineers and managers, aircraft engineers, and aircraft designers.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Excellent Instructors with excellent backgrounds. I wish I had more time to learn from the experiences of our instructors.” ~ Hayrettin Koca, Field Expert, Certification Specialist, HTM

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Aircraft Lightning: Requirements, Component Testing, Aircraft Testing and Certification

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
October 21-25, 2019
8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course provides details for direct and indirect effects of aircraft lightning testing and certification. Requirements for both composite and metallic aircraft, including proper RTCA/DO-160 classifications, are examined. The course will also include a high-level overview of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF), Precipitation Static (P-Static) and Electrical Bonding requirements. The new requirements of Electrical Wiring and Installation System (EWIS) and Fuel Tank Safety (14 CFR 25.981 Amd. 102) will also be addressed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all design engineering disciplines, project managers, project engineers and laboratory personnel whose aircraft system may require protection from the effects of lightning.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“The valuable information, based on direct experience, was an important add-on to the full and comprehensive information provided for understanding the lightning phenomenon and relevant investigative approaches.” ~ Massimo Semoli, Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE), Pilatus Ltd.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Fundamentals of Project Management for Aerospace Professionals

Instructor: Herbert Tuttle
October 21-25, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course is designed to familiarize aerospace professionals with current project management techniques. Topics discussed include selecting the project team, identifying the functions of a project team and management team, integration of project management, work breakdown structures, interfaces, communications and transfers, estimating and planning, risk and challenges for the project manager, alternative organizational structures, and control and planning of time, money and technical resources. Course attendees are asked to bring a current project management problem from your team or organization. During class you will work on developing a reasonable solution and a project plan to accomplish it.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers and other technical professionals at all levels, along with new project managers responsible for small-large and long-duration projects. This course is best suited to people who are new to project management and current project managers who want to hone their management skills.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Herb conducts a fantastic class using a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on activities to demonstrate key concepts and practices.” ~ Steve Majstorovic, Development Engineer, Moog, Inc.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

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Principles of Aerospace Engineering

Instructor: Wally Johnson
October 21-25, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides an overview and integrated exposure to airplane aerodynamics, performance, propulsion, flight mechanics, mass properties, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, structural loads, structures, ground testing, flight testing and certification. Examples to support the lecture are provided using Basic Aerospace Engineering software. This course demonstrates the relationship between aircraft certification requirements, engineering analysis and testing.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended as an overview for engineering professionals whose degree is not in aerospace, managers and military and government personnel involved in aircraft design and certification.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Great course. I only wish I had taken it sooner in my career. Every engineer at Tinker AFB that works on aircraft should be required to take this course in the first 1-3 years.” ~ Hannah Diaz, Aerospace Engineer
“This course is extremely useful to anyone in the aerospace industry. Learning how it all works together is of great value, and helps you make more informed decisions in your workplace.” ~ Chris Damron, Mechanical Engineer
“This class allowed non-major engineers to learn and understand the basic criteria and specifications used in aerospace design. It was extremely comprehensive, yet easy to understand.” ~ Rebecca Kretter, Second Lieutenant, USAF

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft

Instructor: Ray Taghavi
October 21-25, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art propulsion issues specific to UAVs and general aviation aircraft, including propulsion options, cycle analysis, principles of operation, systems, components, performance and efficiencies.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for propulsion engineers, aircraft designers, aerospace industry managers, educators, along with research and development engineers from NASA, the FAA, and other government agencies.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Dr. Taghavi is a knowledgeable, thorough and effective instructor. He brings things/topics down to the practical level. Love his attitude, personality and his sense of humor.” ~ San Diego course participant

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Discounts

Canada Department of National Defence Discount
Most of these courses are available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
All of these courses are available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
All of these courses are available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.