Baylor > Aviation Science > Faculty and Staff > Aaron Dabney
Aaron Dabney
Aaron Dabney

Aaron joined the Baylor Institute for Air Science as an adjunct lecturer in 2009. His background in Student Affairs has uniquely prepared him to teach the Introduction to Aviation course and work with first-year students. As a former admissions counselor at Baylor, as well as a former graduate assistant, Aaron understands the needs of new college students and how to direct them to the resources necessary for them to thrive.

Working as a full-time flight instructor, Aaron is interested in overhauling the entire flight training experience. He specifically concentrates on improving airmanship industry-wide through bringing tailwheel training back to the mainstream, as well as aviation curriculum development and new flight instructor training. Aaron is currently one of two NAFI-accredited Master Flight Instructors in Texas.


EDUCATION

  • Baylor University, Waco, TX – Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs (2009)
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX – Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (2003)


PROFESSIONAL AVIATION EXPERIENCE

  • Owner and Chief Flight Instructor, Master the Tailwheel (2013-present)
  • Chief Flight Instructor, Waco Flying Service (2011-2013)
  • Flight Instructor, Waco Flight Training (2009-2011)


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Baylor University Institute for Air Science (2009)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Baylor University Institute for Air Science (2009-Present)


BAYLOR UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • AVS 1300 – Introduction to Aviation
  • AVS 4305 - Special Topics in Aviation


PUBLICATIONS

  • Thriving as an Independent Flight Instructor, National Association of Flight Instructors Mentor Magazine, December, 2010.
  • Back to the Future: Fixing Flight Instruction with a Legend Cub, American Legend Aircraft Magazine, April, 2013.


UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

  • Honors Residential College Fellows (2007-2008)
  • Engineering & Computer Science Living & Learning Center Steering Committee (2007-2008)
  • Air Force ROTC Living & Learning Center Steering Committee (2007-2008)
  • Engineering & Computer Science/Honors College Renaissance Scholar Program Committee (2006-2008)
  • Quality Enhancement Plan Selection Committee for Baylor University’s SACS Accreditation Renewal (2005-2006)


FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

  • 2,900 Hours Total Flight Time
  • 2,400 Hours Flight Instruction Given
  • Aaron has experience in the following aircraft:
    • Piper J-3 Cub
    • Piper SJ-3 Sea Cub
    • Piper PA-18 Super Cub
    • Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee
    • Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
    • Piper PA-28-161 Warrior
    • Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer
    • Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow
    • Cessna 140
    • Cessna 150/152
    • Cessna 170
    • Cessna 172 & 172 RG
    • Cessna 175
    • Cessna 177 RG
    • Cessna 182
    • Cessna 150 "Texas Taildragger" Conversion
    • Cessna 340
    • Symphony Aircraft SA-160/GlaStar
    • Mooney M20J
    • Mooney M20K "Rocket" Conversion
    • Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
    • Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking
    • Grumman AA-5 Traveler
    • Grumman GA-7 Cougar
    • Diamond DA-20
    • American Legend AL-3 Cub


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Baylor > Aviation Science > Faculty and Staff > Aaron Dabney
Aaron Dabney
Aaron Dabney

Aaron joined the Baylor Institute for Air Science as an adjunct lecturer in 2009. His background in Student Affairs has uniquely prepared him to teach the Introduction to Aviation course and work with first-year students. As a former admissions counselor at Baylor, as well as a former graduate assistant, Aaron understands the needs of new college students and how to direct them to the resources necessary for them to thrive.

Working as a full-time flight instructor, Aaron is interested in overhauling the entire flight training experience. He specifically concentrates on improving airmanship industry-wide through bringing tailwheel training back to the mainstream, as well as aviation curriculum development and new flight instructor training. Aaron is currently one of two NAFI-accredited Master Flight Instructors in Texas.


EDUCATION

  • Baylor University, Waco, TX – Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs (2009)
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX – Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (2003)


PROFESSIONAL AVIATION EXPERIENCE

  • Owner and Chief Flight Instructor, Master the Tailwheel (2013-present)
  • Chief Flight Instructor, Waco Flying Service (2011-2013)
  • Flight Instructor, Waco Flight Training (2009-2011)


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Baylor University Institute for Air Science (2009)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Baylor University Institute for Air Science (2009-Present)


BAYLOR UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • AVS 1300 – Introduction to Aviation
  • AVS 4305 - Special Topics in Aviation


PUBLICATIONS

  • Thriving as an Independent Flight Instructor, National Association of Flight Instructors Mentor Magazine, December, 2010.
  • Back to the Future: Fixing Flight Instruction with a Legend Cub, American Legend Aircraft Magazine, April, 2013.


UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

  • Honors Residential College Fellows (2007-2008)
  • Engineering & Computer Science Living & Learning Center Steering Committee (2007-2008)
  • Air Force ROTC Living & Learning Center Steering Committee (2007-2008)
  • Engineering & Computer Science/Honors College Renaissance Scholar Program Committee (2006-2008)
  • Quality Enhancement Plan Selection Committee for Baylor University’s SACS Accreditation Renewal (2005-2006)


FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

  • 2,900 Hours Total Flight Time
  • 2,400 Hours Flight Instruction Given
  • Aaron has experience in the following aircraft:
    • Piper J-3 Cub
    • Piper SJ-3 Sea Cub
    • Piper PA-18 Super Cub
    • Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee
    • Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
    • Piper PA-28-161 Warrior
    • Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer
    • Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow
    • Cessna 140
    • Cessna 150/152
    • Cessna 170
    • Cessna 172 & 172 RG
    • Cessna 175
    • Cessna 177 RG
    • Cessna 182
    • Cessna 150 "Texas Taildragger" Conversion
    • Cessna 340
    • Symphony Aircraft SA-160/GlaStar
    • Mooney M20J
    • Mooney M20K "Rocket" Conversion
    • Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
    • Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking
    • Grumman AA-5 Traveler
    • Grumman GA-7 Cougar
    • Diamond DA-20
    • American Legend AL-3 Cub