Brandon Wild

Date of Award

January 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Educational Foundations & Research

First Advisor

Joshua Hunter


Aviation training has been taking place since that very first flight undertaken by the Wright Brothers. Aviation education began even before that first flight. As a skill based endeavor, training is an essential aspect of aviation. Training and education prepare the future aviators to become involved in flying and aviation. Each generation of aviators must learn from the previous. Training and education in aviation is made up of several different aspects, taking place during different periods of time and evolving to fit the needs of these time periods. This dissertation is a historical examination of these different categories of aviation.