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Expertise

I can answer questions about aviation industry employment, airports and airport planning and aviation industry regulation (overall regulation of the industry--who regulates what and why).

Experience in the area

I have worked in aviation since the late 1960s, primarily in airports, airport planning and in aviation education. I have done major research in aviation employment and in graduate education in aviation.

Organizations

University Aviation Association since 1982 (President, 2009-2010)

Publications

Collegiate Aviation Review Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research Journal of Air Transportation ATEA Journal SIU Press

Education/Credentials

B. S. in History and Government, University of Redlands, California, 1969 M. A. in Political Science (Metropolitan Studies), Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1971 M. S. in Transportation, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1974 Ph.D. in Education (Education Aministration and Higher Education), Southern Illinois University Carbonale, 1987

Awards and Honors

United Airlines William Wheatley Award from the University Aviation Association, 1994 for excellence in Post Secondary Aviation Education Sorensen Award for Excellence in Research, University Aviation Association, 2008

Past/Present Clients

Prepared airport master plan and environmental assessment reports for several Illinois Airports; prepared two separate airport systems plans for the Chicago area

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Prashant S Akerkar 08/15/16101010Dear David Thanks. Prashant
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Recent Answers from David A. NewMyer

2016-08-15 International airport design.:

Hi, Prashant:    An increase of 30 to 50 flights per day would impact different airports differently.  For example, an international airport designed to handled 1000 flights per day would not be significantly

2016-08-15 International airport design.:

Hi, Prashant:    My view of airport terminal design, especially international airport terminal design, has to focus as much on the number of airline aircraft loading gates needed first, and then the number

2016-07-28 Helicopter Headlights.:

Prashant:    Helicopters have at least four kinds of lights:    1.  Basic Navigation lights---the red rotating beacon, usually on top of the aircraft's tail; the red beacon on right or port wing; the green

2016-01-14 Pilot Flying Licence.:

Dear Prashant:    Each country will have somewhat different rules on this subject.  With regard to the U. S. rules, only Student Pilot Certificates expire:  These expire 24 months after issuance.   While

2015-12-07 Helicopter Rotor Blades.:

Hi, Prashant:    There are several models of helicopters with more than one set of rotor blades, most notably the CH 46 Sea Knight, the CH-47 Chinook, as well as some Russian examples.   The CH-46 and

 

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