Michael Wiggins

Title
Professor of Aeronautical Science and Chair of the Department of Aeronautical Science
Email
Department
Aeronautical Science Department
College
Daytona College of Aviation
Michael Wiggins

  • Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies, Oklahoma State University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A.S. - Associate of Science in Aviation Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • CFII - Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument
  • IGI - Instrument Ground Instructor
  • C/ASEL - Commercial airplane single engine land
  • ATP - Airline Transport Pilot
  • AGI - Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Remote Pilot

  • AS 474: Operational App in Aeronautics


Halleran, M. S, &Wiggins, M. E. (2010) Changing General Aviation Flight Training by Implementing FAA Industry Training Standards, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, Volume 10, Number 1.

Halleran, M. S. & Wiggins, M. E. (2009) FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS): Changing General Aviation Flight Training to Meet the Challenges of New Aircraft Technologies. Published in the Proceedings for the CEAS European Air and Space Conference, Manchester, UK October 2009.

Wiggins, M. E. (2009) FITS Generic ADS-B, TIS-B and FIS-B Syllabus
Version 1.0, Developed for Federal Aviation Administration, AFS-840

Wiggin,. M.E. (2007). Introduction to FITS Training Course. Developed for Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840.

Wiggins, M.E. (2007). Scenario Based Training Syllabus Training Course. Developed for Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840.

Wiggins, M.E. (2007) Issuing FITS Acceptance Training Course. Developed for Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840.

Wiggins, M.E. (2007). Scenario Based Practical Tests Training Course. Developed for Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840.

Wiggins, M.E. (2005) Technically Advanced Aircraft Qualification Course- Course Number 18830. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 540.

Wiggins, M.E. (2005) Technically Advanced Aircraft Prerequisite Study Course- Course Number 18803. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 540.

Wiggins, M.E., & Hendricks, A., (2004). FAA/Industry Training Standards Master Syllabus for Multifunction Displays. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840 as part of the FAA/Industry Training Standards Project.

Wiggins, M.E., & Hendricks, A., (2004). FAA/Industry Training Standards Master Syllabus for Global Position Systems with Moving Map Displays. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840 as part of the FAA/Industry Training Standards Project.

Wiggins, M.E., & Hendricks, A., (2004). FAA/Industry Training Standards Master Syllabus for Integrated Flight and Navigation Systems. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840 as part of the FAA/Industry Training Standards Project.

Wiggins, M.E., & Rohring, T., (2004). FAA/Industry Training Standards Master Syllabus for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast/Cockpit Display of Traffic Information. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration, AFS 840 as part of the FAA/Industry Training Standards Project.

Wiggins, M.E, & Rohring, T (2004). Baseline report: Development of FAA/industry training standards for ADS-B equipped aircraft. AFS-840 Federal Aviation Administration: Washington, D.C. AMTI Subcontract No. SK-03-18.

Wiggins, M.E. & Sargeant, B, (2004) Identification of FAA Documents That Need to be Aligned with the FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS) Program, Final report delivered to AFS-840 Federal Aviation Administration: Washington, D.C. AMTI Subcontract No. SK-03-18.

Wilson, I, & Wiggins, M.E. (2004) SATS experimental pilot procedures, Tasks 3.3.1, ERAU Air Traffic Management Research Laboratory & Southeast SATS Lab: Daytona Beach, Fl.

Wiggins, M. E., & Crognale, M. A. (2003). How training devices are actually being used by general aviation flight training organizations. Prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration under Research Grant 2002-G-037. Funded for $96,000.

Wiggins, M. E. & Crognale, M. A. (2003) Use of flight training devices in general aviation training programs. Published in the Proceedings of the Federal Aviation Administration Office of the Chief Scientist for Human Factors (AAR-100) FY03 Aviation Maintenance, General Aviation, and Vertical Flight program review. Washington, D.C.

Wiggins, M. E., Hampton, S., Morin, D. Larseen, A., & Troncoso, A. (2002). A study of training devices used by flight training organizations. Prepared for The University Aviation Association under FAA Contract No. DTFA 01-01-X-02051. Funded for $23,000.

Hampton, S., Wiggins, M. E., Larssen, A., & Troncoso, A. (2002) A study of training devices in use at University Aviation Association member institutions. Prepared for the University Aviation Association under FAA contract No. DFTA 01-01-X-02051. Daytona Beach, FL: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Brady, T., Koh, M. L., Richey, F. D., & Wiggins, M. E., (2001). Personnel study. Prepared under contract for the National Business Aviation Association. Washington, DC: National Business Aviation Association

Wiggins, M. E. (1998). Distribution of psychological types among students in a professional pilot baccalaureate degree program and associated attitudes towards teaching. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma State University.

Wiggins, M. E. & Parker, N. (1998) Psychological type among aeronautical science students: A preliminary study of type for use in developing effective teaching strategies for a technical major. In Counter Attack: Rising to the Challenges of Education, The Role of Psychological Type. Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psychological Type.

On the faculty since 1977
4200 hours total flight time
3200 hours flight instruction
Interim Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning 2004 to 2006
Speaker of the Faculty, 2001 to 2003
Chair, Aeronautical Science Department 1998 to 2001
Associate Chair, Aeronautical Science, 1997 to 1998
Assistant Department Chair, Flight Department 1992 to 1995
Flight Training Manager, Flight Department, 1982 to 1992