Lawrence Fahey

Title
Adjunct Associate Professor
Email
Department
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

Normally 10:00 am to 4:00 pm T-F ET

I'm an Adjunct Associate Professor of Aeronautics holding a PhD in Government with a specialty in International Politics and American History. I have been with ERAU for over 16 years conducting courses in Air Carrier and Commuter Operations, International Aviation Policy, Safety Management, Aviation History and Current Political Issues in America in both Classroom, Online and EV environments. I am retired from USAF as a Command Pilot in flight operations having flown fighters, bombers, seaplanes, and cargo aircraft.  I was employed as an Air Carrier Operations Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration until retirement. I was also Director of Operations for a FAR Part 121 Air Carrier, Mark Air, operating worldwide with L-100s (C-130s) and B-737s during a critical period of development and expansion, and Manager of Flight Training, and an instructor, for Hawaiian Airlines operating DC-9, DC-8, L-1011, DHC-7 airplanes. After an early retirement from Hawaiian Airlines, I was hired by Continental Airlines as a contract flight instructor in DC-9, MD-80, B-737 series airplanes. I hold an ATR, CFI, CFII and have over 14,000 hours of flight time. Betwixt all of the above, I formed, and for 17 years operated Interair, an aviation company, engaged in contract flight operations, consulting, and provided civil aviation advisory and management service to several Pacific Island countries.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Government, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in History, Claremont Graduate University

  • Airline Transport Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration

  • ASCI 254: Aviation Legislation
  • HIST 130: History of Aviation in America