Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
Dr. Donna Forsyth Wilt has over thirty years of experience as a pilot, educator, and researcher in the general aviation industry. She has served as a subject matter expert in general aviation flight operations, ab-initio flight training, and avionics systems. With a background in aviation, education, and engineering, Dr. Wilt has a unique combination of learning cognition, human factors, pilot, and avionics engineering and applies it to improving aviation and increasing aviation safety.
Ph.D. Science Education, Florida Institute of Technology
MS Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Florida
Air Transport Pilot
Flight Instructor-Instrument, Advanced Ground Instructor
Master Certified Flight Instructor
Link Fellow in Advanced Simulation and Training
AVS 5301 Advanced Complex Systems (Avionics)
AHF 5402 Situational Awareness and Decision Making
AVM 2401 Aviation Fiscal Management
She has previously taught all the ground courses for FAA pilot certificates, airport planning and design, aerodynamics, aviation safety, and air transportation management
Twenty years as aviation professor including managing flight education program
Consultant as Subject Matter Expert in General Aviation Operations, flight training and Single Pilot Operations.
Consultant as Subject Matter Expert in Avionics and Advanced Navigation Systems
Currently working with FAA on Human Factor Issues related to Single Pilots operating in the NextGen Environment
Rockwell International/Collins Avionics: Avionics Design Engineer.
Flight Instructor for FIT Aviation, LLC, Jamestown Flight Center, and Langley Air Force Aero Club.
Harris Corporation: Analysis and Design of mobile communications systems including air mobile, satellite and hypersonic platforms. Analysis and design of Strategic Defense Communication System for US Army.