Thomas Inman

Associate Professor, Avionics

  • 570.320.2400 ext. 3630
  • AVC, Rm.A206
Thomas Inman


  • Leadership Certificate, The Chair Academy
  • M.S., Bloomsburg University, Instructional Technology
  • B.S., Western Michigan University, Liberal Studies
  • A.A.S., Ferris State College, Avionics
  • Certificate, Calhoun Area Vocational Center, Television Repair

Academic Experience

  • 28 years experience in Aviation Electronics
  • 22 years in avionic education

Work Experience

  • Technician for avionics sales and service shops in Columbus, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Computer Consultant
  • Technician for a cablevision company in Battle Creek, Michigan Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone License
  • Pilot's License with Instrument Rating
  • Federal Aviation Administration Advance Ground Instructor's License
  • 23 industry certifications for repair of specific avionic systems
  • 4 Aircraft Electronics Association certificates
  • Aircraft Electronics Technician Certificate with radio communications endorsement
  • Executive Director of the International Association for Avionics Education (AAE)
  • Amateur Radio Civil Emergency Certification


  • Avionics News — “Theory and Practice,” a monthly column started January of 2007.
  • National Center for Aircraft Technician Training website — The website for the National Center, funded by the National Science Foundation
  • Association for Avionics Education Newsletter — An online newsletter for the Association for Avionics Education.
  • The Wildcat Flyer — Published by Pennsylvania College of Technology, I serve as editor of this four page magazine.
  • USA in Space, Third Edition — ISBN: 1-58765-295-5 - Essay topic: SpaceShipOne
  • Encyclopedia of Flight (2002) — three articles: "Avionics", "Instruments", and "Autopilots"
  • AAE Newsletter — Association for Avionics Education (Fall 1999 Volume 9, Issue 3)
  • Michigan Aviation — "Instructors Corner" (August 1995, Volume 28, Number 4)
  • Lansing Community College Repair Station Inspection Procedures Manual (1989)