Academic Catalog

HIST474 HISTORY OF AVIATION

Course Code: 2400474
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: - DENZ DLEK SEVER
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is offered jointly with the Department of Aerospace Engineering). The birth of aviation. Lighter than air vehicles (balloons). Development of powered heavier than air vehicles (airplanes). Aviation as a sporting event. Use of aircraft in armed conflicts and its impact on military thinking. Commercial aviation. Development and advance of aeronautical sciences. Space flight. Impact of aviation on other technologies. Effect of aviation on social an economical life. Humane aspects of aviation.