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Faculty Profiles

Douglas J. Lundgren

Visiting Professor, College of Aeronautics

Educational Background:

MS, Aeronautical Science-System Safety, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2016

BS, Florida Institute of Technology, Air Commerce, 1977

Certificate courses, Aviation Safety Inspector professional education, FAA Academy, 1991-2012

Current and Past Courses:

I currently teach Aeronautics 2; General Aviation Operations and Management; and Advanced Aircraft Systems courses in the College of Aeronautics.  Previous courses taught at other colleges include:

Aviation Safety and Security; Environmental Factors for Aviation Managers; Transport Aircraft Systems; and Transport Aircraft Procedures; Airline Operations; and Airline Management

Professional Experience:

Doug served as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration for 28 years.  He spent 7 years as a general aviation operations inspector at the Baltimore Flight Standards District Office and then served for 15 years as an air carrier principal operations inspector for 3 regional air carriers at the Washington-Dulles field office. 

Prior to retiring, he served with FAA headquarters in the Airman Training and Certification Branch, where his duties included military pilot and foreign pilot policy, airline transport pilot certification policy, the restricted privileges ATP letter of authorization program, and the ATP Certification Training Program.  He is a subject matter expert on general aviation and air carrier pilot training, accident investigation, regulatory compliance, air carrier safety programs, and aviation programs at colleges and universities.

In his previous career in commercial aviation, he served as a regional airline pilot, air taxi pilot, flight instructor, airline dispatcher, director of operations, chief pilot, and a staff position with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He has previously served as an adjunct faculty professor at the Community College or Baltimore County, and Polk State College.

Aviation Qualification and Experience:

Lundgren holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with BA-3100, CL-65, and DHC-8 type ratings, with Commercial Pilot privileges for single engine land and seaplanes and gliders. He also holds flight and ground instructor and aircraft dispatcher certificates, and has logged more than 10,000 flight hours in the last 48 years.  He continues to fly with the Civil Air Patrol as a volunteer cadet orientation pilot and instructor pilot.