Philip Bos

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
College of Aviation

Office Hours

M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time

Areas of Expertise

Aviation Maintenance, Research Methods, 

The main focus of my life has been in the aviation industry. I started in the US Air Force as a weather observer. After my discharge I attended Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics School. For years I worked as a mechanic and corporate pilot before I started my own aircraft maintenance shop. It soon grew into a thriving operation with aircraft management, pilot training, and managing an airport. As a pilot, mechanic, airport manager, FBO owner, and aircraft manager I was busy but living the dream.

I decided to share my knowledge with others so I started teaching in an aircraft maintenance technician school. It was during that period that I started attending classes for my Bachelor’s Degree. My experience in aviation led me to the University of Central Missouri where I obtained a Master of Science Degree in Aviation Safety. I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the aviation department there and obtained my Ph.D. in Business, Organization and Management from Capella University.

I was in a full time teaching position but have decided to only do online classes. I also provide consultation for airports and maintenance operations as well as expert testimony for litigation in cases involving aviation related problems. My research interest is based on my interest in comparing production management such as Lean or Total Quality Management to safety management systems as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration and the ICAO.

My hobbies include flying my Pipistrel motorglider, working in my shop,  playing guitar, and reading about woodworking projects and procedures

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in General Business, Capella University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri

  • Mechanic - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Private Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration

  • RSCH 670: Research Methods

RSCH 670, BUSW 500, MAVM 691

Airport Management, FBO Owner, Corporate Pilot, Aircraft Management,