Michael Buchanan

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
College of Aviation

Office Hours

On-line at various times throughout the day

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Safety Systems and Aviation Aerospace Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Inspection Authorization - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Remote Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Airline Transport Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mechanic - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Ground Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Engineer - Federal Aviation Administration

  • BSAS 345: Avia Safety Program Mgmt
  • MSAS 621: Avia/Aero Safety Program Mgmt
  • BSAS 409: Aviation Safety
  • ASCI 602: The Air Transportation System

ASCI 602 The Air Transportation System

ASCI 609 Aircraft Maintenance Management

ASCI 622 Corporate Aviation Operations

ASCI 623 Aircraft Design and Development

SFTY330 Aircraft Accident Investigation

SFTY335 Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety

SFTY345 Aviation Safety Program Management

SFTY375 Propulsion Plant Investigation

SFTY409 Aviation Safety

All courses in the Corporate Aviation Management Certificate program

Extensive experience in Corporate, Government, and Military Aviation Management and Flight Operations. Extensive experience and education in Aviation Safety Management, Accident Prevention, and Accident Investigation. Investigator and consultant on numerous aircraft accidents. US Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot, Aviation Platoon Leader, Senior Aviator, Aviation Safety Officer. Army Reserve retired 1996.


International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
Aviation Maintenance Technology Society (AMT)
National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA)
Flight Safety Foundation, Member of the Flight Safety Foundation's Corporate Advisory Committee
Member of the ERAU College of Aviation Industry Advisory Council
IS-BAO Accredited Auditor
Lifetime Member of the 101st Airborne Division Association