Department of Aviation Technology, Purdue University 1575 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2015
Brian G. Dillman has been an Associate Professor of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University since July 2007. Professor Dillman holds Airline Transport Pilot certification as well as Certified Flight Instructor for Airplane, Instrument, and Multi-Engine. He is a Designated Pilot Examiner with Private, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine, Flight Instructor, and Sport Pilot designations. He has extensive experience is developing methods, implementing programs, and evaluating systems within all areas of aviation. A multidisciplinary team led by Professor Dillman completed a project where an online educational tool (http://streetalchemydesign.com/provinggrounds/wolfAviation/) was developed to simulate a design, test, and build concept for aircraft with the intent for it to be utilized in small educational modules. His current research activity has included developments in aircraft data collected from both engine and flight inputs, incident databases, preflight modification and assessments, situational judgment tests, aeronautical decision making, upset recovery training, and angle of attack systems and displays. Professor Dillman has taught at Purdue University in the Department of Aviation Technology since 2001 primarily in flight and within the Aviation Technology Department core courses. Brian has been an accident prevention specialist since 1998, a member of the FAA Safety Team since 2007, and a Designated Pilot Examiner since 2006. He has approximately 5000 hours total hours with 1800 hours of Multi-engine and over 400 hours of aerobatic/upset recovery experience.