Kansas City Aerospace Short Course

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KU Aerospace Short Courses in Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas

May 15-19, 2023

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Edwards Campus
BEST Conference Center
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park , Kansas 66213

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

Early registration deadline: March 31, 2023


Instructor: Willem AJ Anemaat
May 15 – 19, 2023
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Participants in this course learn an overview of airplane static and dynamic stability and control theory and applications, as well as classical control theory and applications to airplane control systems. An overview of flying qualities and regulations is included.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers needing to learn more about flight dynamics, along with pilots with some engineering background, government research laboratory personnel, engineering managers and educators.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Airplane Flight Dynamics


Instructor: Travis Dahna
May 15-18, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This course will focus on how to successfully complete an FAA type certificate project based on the published process outlined by the FAA, including a review of all required FAA forms and when to use them. You'll take a deep dive into the type certification process outlined in FAA Order 8110.4, specifically focusing on chapters 1-5 (chapters 6 and 7 will also be discussed, but not in great detail.) The instructor will draw from hundreds of real-world type certificate and supplemental type certificate projects, distilling years of information to provide insight into this lengthy and potentially complex process.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and ODA personnel) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for FAA Type Certification Process

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens

May 15-19, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical and avionics, along with HIRF engineers, laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Certification and Compliance

Instructor: Thomas Hermann
May 15 - 19, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course is designed to provide a qualitative understanding of aeroelastic behavior for aerospace vehicles. The class will explore different forms of aeroelastic phenomena and associated issues in structural dynamics and aerodynamic-structure interaction. Topics include solution methodologies, computational methods for aeroelastic analysis, development of the operational flight boundary, aeroservoelasticity, and contemporary topics such as limit cycle oscillations and related nonlinear pathologies in aeroelastic systems. The class addresses practical issues such as ground and flight tests. The course material will require selected study of the essential equations.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers and technical managers involved in aerospace vehicle design, analysis and testing related to aeroelastic response and stability issues. The level of class instruction is appropriate for engineers and managers with an undergraduate degree in engineering.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Principles of Aeroelasticity


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.