College of Aviation

Flight Data Monitoring - General Aviation Safety Information Analyses and Sharing - Phase II

Two parallel grant requests will be made, one from the University of North Dakota (UND) with Prof. Jim Higgins Principal Investigator, and one from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) with Dr. David Esser Principal Investigator. Both grant requests will share a common name and common timeline. The grant awards and expected outcomes will not necessarily be the same. In GASIAS:II, ERAU aircraft will be equipped with FDM recording devices and the flight data will be uploaded to a centralized flight information database. This centralized flight information repository will be the initiation a national aggregated database of general aviation flight data information. The data repository will be called the National General Aviation Flight Information Database (NGAFID).


David Esser Dr. David Esser


Aeronautical Science

Dr. Esser was a member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flight Department from 1981 to 1995, and has been a member of the Aeronautical Science Department since that time.