Richard Mangrum, Ed.D.
Richard Mangrum Ed.D. is the Chief Flight Dispatcher in the Division of Aeronautics and has experience as a FAR Part 141 Flight Instructor.
Mangrum serves on the University Aviation Association Dispatch Committee. Within the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, he holds Graduate Faculty Status and serves on both the Graduate Faculty Committee and the College Curriculum Committee and is the Graduate Program Coordinator. He also serves on the NTT Executive Committee of the AAUP. While Faculty Senate Representative, he worked to develop minors in both Aviation Weather and Aircraft Dispatch.
Mangrum began his aviation career as a teenager growing up in Anchorage, Alaska where his father was a helicopter pilot working on the Alaska pipeline. He served 10 years in the USAF as a Helicopter Mechanic and holds an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics license. He also holds an Airline Transport pilot's license and Multi-engine Instructor's rating. Mangrum is a member of the FAA Safety Team.
Certificates and Licenses
- Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Anchorage AK, 15 AUG 1988
- Airline Transport Pilot with Type Rating in the Citation XL/XLS, Arlington TX, 30 OCT 2003
- Commercial Pilot Airplane, Tulsa, OK 15 JUN 1994
- Certified Flight Instructor, Tulsa, OK 10 OCT 1994
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, Tulsa, OK 26 FEB 1995
- Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine, Tulsa, OK 26 FEB 1996
- Aircraft Dispatcher
- Advanced Ground Instructor
- Instrument Ground Instructor
- CATS - FAA Exam Testing Center Supervisor
- Accreditation Visiting Team Member through Aviation Accreditation Board International
- Educator Member of Board of Trustees Aviation Accreditation Board International
- Small UAS pilot
- High Altitude Endorsement
- Tail Wheel Endorsement
- Cessna - Technically Advanced Aircraft
Past courses taught
Aviation History, Gas Turbine Engines, Human Factors, Advanced Aerodynamics, Private/Instrument/Commercial/Certified Flight Instructor Theory courses; TECH 35040, Aircraft Systems I; TECH 35746, Commercial Theory; TECH 35644, Instrument Theory; TECH 25250, Aviation Weather; ACE Academy, Basic Aerodynamics; Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic - Aviation Weather; developed and implemented DL sections for Aviation Weather and Aircraft Propulsions.
Current courses taught
- AERN 25250 Elements of Aviation Weather
- AERN 25251 Weather Information Systems
- AERN 25252 Thunderstorms and Severe Weather
- AERN 35021 Radar Satellite Weather Information
- AERN 35022 Weather Strategy for Aircrews
- AERN 35644 Instrument Flight Theory
- AERN 45010/45020 Aircraft Dispatch I/II
- GEOG 31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology
- GEOG 31064 Principles of Climatology
- GEOG 41066 Climate Change and Its Impact