About Eric Shappee
Eric Shappee is a Professor of Aviation at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. He has served as the Director of Flight Operations, Acting Department Head and Professional Pilot Program Lead for Aviation. He is a member of the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) and has served on the Board of Trustees for the University Aviation Association (UAA). Shappee teaches numerous aviation courses, which include: Introduction to Aviation, System Safety, Safety Management, and Aviation Accident Investigation. He holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument, multiengine, and glider ratings. He is also a certified flight instructor with gold seal and a Master CFI . Shappee holds two associate degrees from Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, California), a bachelors in aeronautical science and a masters in aeronautical science and safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His main area of focus is in aviation safety. He has developed several risk assessment tools for K-State and other aviation organizations. Further, he is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators and has attended the NTSB Academy. Eric Shappee has been active in the field of aviation since 1986, and teaching since 1995. During his career in aviation, Professor Shappee has also spent time working with unmanned aerial systems.