Commercial Flight Elements

What does it take to fly? What are the communication systems that are involved with Aviation? Have you ever thought of all the operations systems that must successfully communicate with each other to get a plane off the ground? Here is the start to a discussion discovering all the elements that are involved in planning, and operating a commercial flight.

1. Name:
2. Function:
3. Reports to:
4. Manages/Supervises:
5. Coordinates with:
6. Success Indicators/Consequences:

1. Pilot
2. Fly and control the aircraft, communicate with ATC as well as guide the plane to reach its destination in a safe manner
3. Flight Operations and Air Traffic Control
4. All parts of actual physical flight, aircraft guidance, and flight attendants
5. Flight Operations, ATC, Fleet Services, and the FAA
6. Safe Arrival at a correct time with happy consumers of the service

1. Flight Attendants
2. Provide direct services and interaction to customers throughout the duration of the flight
3. Fleet Services, Flight Operations, and FAA
4. Customers’ status on the aircraft
5. Pilots, Fleet Services, TSA
6. Satisfied and Safe Customers

1. Air Marshal
2. Provide temporary in-air law enforcement until the nearest safe airport can be reached
3. TSA, Pilots, and ATC
4. Passenger risk and safety during the duration of the flight
5. FAA, TSA, FAMS, ATC, Airport Operations
6. Safe arrival of passengers; delayed and rerouted flights, and unhappy passengers may be a necessary evil to contend with

1. Terminal/Ticket Counter
2. Check in passengers; deal with delays and upset people; call out late customers over intercom systems
3. Airport Operations
4. All flights going in out of airport; customers waiting to board the aircraft
5. Pilots, ATC, ground crews, passengers, weather services
6. Flights leave and arrive on the designated times, even if they are delayed; minimal amounts of customers miss their flights.

1. Aircraft Maintenance
2. Repair and service aircraft; down the aircraft if it does not comply with FAA regulations
3. Ramp supervisor, Airline Operations, Pilots
4. Aircraft Mechanics and Engineers
5. Fleet Services, Airline Operations, Terminal Managers
6. Maintenance or service of aircraft in compliance with FAA regulations

Aviation Cover Letter

To whom it may concern,

I am currently a sophomore majoring in Aviation business management at The Ohio State University. After graduating, I will have earned a BA in business management, as well as piloting qualifications from basic private licensure up to commercial.

I am eager to contribute my abilities and experience to the Aviation industry where ever it will fit me. I am versatile and always will be determined to improve any situation I am in.

I hope to be part of internship opportunities provided by Ohio State to various Aviation industries such as Net Jets and Lane Aviation.  Shortly after graduation, I would like to become a certified flight instructor, to gain hours to eventually make it to a major airline. If no openings such as these come about, I would like to enter into some sort of management position.

I have a passion for Aviation, because it is a career field like no other. I am keeping my options open for anything the industry wants to throw me.


Derek L. Yoder