Daniel Webster College
Founded: 1965; FAA Licenses and Ratings Offered: Private Pilot, ASEL, AMEL, Instrument, SEL, MEL, Commercial, ASEL, AMEL, FAA Flight Instructor, ASEL, Glider; Number of Training Airplanes and Types: 19 newly purchased Cessna 172s, 5 Mooney 201s, 3 Piper Arrow complex aircraft, 4 Grob G-109Bs, Motorgliders, 5 Mudry Cap-10 High-Performance Aerobatic Trainers, 3 Cessna 303s (Crusaders) and 3 Piper Seminole multiengine aircraft; Degree Offered: BS in Aviation Flight Operations, BS in Aviation Management, BS in Air Traffic Management and AS in Aviation Operations.
Remarks: Students usually start flying the first week of class; by the end of our program, a student will have a minimum of 200 flight hours, including night flying, cross-country flying, unpowered flight and precision aerobatics. An additional 200 hours are spent in ground training through classroom instruction, seminars and using the college’s Aviation Simulation Technology (AST) flight simulators, providing students with sophisticated ground-training devices available for general-aviation flight simulation. Our innovative flight education curriculum has been nationally recognized and honored for its singular approach to pilot education.
Daniel Webster College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the three divisions of aviation are accredited by the Council on Aviation Accreditation (CAA). The Flight Training Program is approved under the guidelines of FAR Parts 141 and 61, and all instructors are certified flight instructors. The Air Traffic Management major is one of only 13 academic programs recognized by the FAA as part of its Collegiate Training Initiative.
Actual flight training takes place on the 5,500-foot, paved, lighted runway that serves Nashua Municipal Airport, Boire Field, adjacent to the campus. Partnering with Boire Field, students have access to a full range of facilities that support Instrument Landing System, VOR, NDB, GPS and Area Navigation approach procedures.
The Tamposi Center is also home to the college’s highly successful Air Traffic Management (ATM) program. The Air Traffic Simulation Laboratory has a sophisticated ATM radar simulation system that allows high-fidelity simulation of both terminal and en-route radar environments. It includes a voice recognition system, which has been identified by other educational programs as leading-edge technology for realistic control of traffic.