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
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
Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies, Aviation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2003., Master of Science in Natural and Applied Science, Aviation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1999., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1996., Associates of Applied Sciences in Aeronautics, Spartan College of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1994., High School, Robert Service High School, Anchorage, Alaska, 1982.
Aviation Weather, Weather Information Systems, Thunderstorms and Severe Weather, Aircraft Dispatch I and II, Theory of Instrument Flight, Theory of Commercial Flight, Aircraft Systems I and II.
Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association (AOPA), University Aviation Association (UAA), Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)