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Doug Drury

Doug Drury

Professor/Head of Aviation, CQUniversity Australia
I hold a double major from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in Industrial Operations and Management information System with a minor in Japanese. I have a Masters in Higher Education from Appalachian State University. I have a PhD in Aviation Human Factors and Safety Management Systems from the University of South Australia completed in 2012. My PhD thesis looked at how emotions play an important role in decision making in high-risk environments. My research focused on airline pilots. I have 40 years in the aviation industry as a pilot having flown military, commercial airline, private charter and emergency medical service. I have also done Human Factors curriculum development for a US based university.

Bird strike: what happens when a plane collides with a bird?

Jun 20, 2024 05:28 am UTC| Insights & Views

Late last night, Virgin Australia flight VA 148 set out from Queenstown in New Zealand bound for Melbourne. Not long after takeoff, the right engine of the Boeing 737-800 jet started emitting loud bangs, followed by...

Why do I have to take my laptop out of the bag at airport security?

Jul 17, 2023 12:52 pm UTC| Life

Correction: this article previously said X-ray backscatter technology is widely used in US airports, when in fact it is no longer used. You didnt leave home as early as you should have. In the mad rush to get to your...

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