Tyler Babb

Assistant Professor, Professional Pilot Concentration Coordinator

Tyler Babb
(615) 904-8075
Room S226, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 67, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University (2008)
  • B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Flight Training, Air Charter (FAR 135), Technology Based Education, Electronic Flight Bags, Instrument Approach Procedures

Biography

Tyler A. Babb joined the MTSU Aerospace Department in 2013. His professional aviation experience includes flying small jets under FAR Part 135 for Corporate Flight Management, Inc. (based in Smyrna, TN) from 2008 to 2012. He also has experience as an aircraft mechanic apprentice and maintenance administrator. His current research interests include electronic charts, classroom technology, and aerospace physiology. Mr. Babb holds an FAA Multiengine Commercial Pilot Certificate with LR-35 and EM...

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Tyler A. Babb joined the MTSU Aerospace Department in 2013. His professional aviation experience includes flying small jets under FAR Part 135 for Corporate Flight Management, Inc. (based in Smyrna, TN) from 2008 to 2012. He also has experience as an aircraft mechanic apprentice and maintenance administrator. His current research interests include electronic charts, classroom technology, and aerospace physiology. Mr. Babb holds an FAA Multiengine Commercial Pilot Certificate with LR-35 and EMB-500 SIC type ratings. He also holds an FAA Advanced Ground Instructor certificate and Instrument Instructor Ground Certificate.

 

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Publications

The Prevalence and Limitations of Electronic Charts in University Flight Training. Collegiate Aviation Review, 2014

VFR Flight Planning with Paper Charts versus Electronic Charts. International Journal of Aviation Sciences, 2016.

https://www.ijas.us/index.php/issues/current-issues/volume-1-issue-ii/articles-2/vfr-flight-planning-with-paper-charts-versus-electronic-charts-babb-t

Professional Pilot Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) EFB Usage, Policies, and Reliability. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2016.

http://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol4/iss1/8/

 

Presentations

2017 MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences Scholars Week: iPads Make Flight Planning Easier. Could Smart Technology Make Pilots Dumb?

2016 MTSU Aerospace Innovative Research Seminar: Flight Planning with Paper Charts versus Electronic Charts

University Aviation Association Fall 2014 Conference Flight Education Session: Implementing EFB Policies at Collegiate Aviation Programs

University Aviation Association Fall 2014 Research Roundtable: Talk Versus Text, ATC Comm...

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2017 MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences Scholars Week: iPads Make Flight Planning Easier. Could Smart Technology Make Pilots Dumb?

2016 MTSU Aerospace Innovative Research Seminar: Flight Planning with Paper Charts versus Electronic Charts

University Aviation Association Fall 2014 Conference Flight Education Session: Implementing EFB Policies at Collegiate Aviation Programs

University Aviation Association Fall 2014 Research Roundtable: Talk Versus Text, ATC Communications

University Aviation Association Fall 2014 Best Practices: Flying Instrument Approaches, Holds on a Flight Simulator for Instrument Ground School

48th Annual Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maintenance Conference Presentation (2014): Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB 500) Maintenance Interface.

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Awards

2015-2016 MTSU Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology Award

Research/Scholarly Activity

Since 2013, Mr. Babb has actively researched Electronic Flight Bags. His previous experience using EFBs as a commercial pilot provided a solid foundation in which to build research projects. The primary research questions relate to EFBs and (1) the quality of primary flight education, (2) EFB practices at flight schools that are based upon air carrier policies, and (3) exposure to common EFB hardware/software during collegiate education and flight training.

Creative Activity

Grant: 2016-2017 MTSU Instructional Technology Development Grant. Acquisition of Jeppesen EFB software for use in the classroom.

Grant: 2013-2014 MTSU Instructional Development Grant: Purchased three iPads and subscriptions to ForeFlight Mobile for Aerospace Faculty.

2014 - Current: Flight School Support. Develop and sustain list of EFB recommendations for MTSU aerospace students.

Grant 2014: Acquisition of a Barany Chair for disorientation demonstrations in AERO 3210.

Courses

AERO 1020, AERO 2010, AERO 2230, AERO 3210, AERO 3215, AERO 3230