NTASMarch 16, 2010Faith brings us together.Ingenuity sets us apart.
Interdenominational Christian UniversityR.G. LeTourneau300+ PatentsGods BusinessmanHis goal was to give 90% and live on 10%Traveled the world sharing his testimony
Established in 1946 as industrial trades school for GIs after WWIIAviation program established in 1957 first as an OJT Operated A26s from Texas to South America and Africa
School of Arts and SciencesSchool of Aeronautical ScienceSchool of BusinessSchool of Education and KinesiologySchool of Engineering and Engineering TechnologySchool of Graduate and Professional Studies
273 studentsFour MajorsAir Traffic ControlAircraft SystemsProfessional Flight Aeronautical Science
Approximately 55,500 ft210,000 ft2 hangar45,500 ft2 Academic space
Offices, classrooms, labs,
flight planning, flight dispatch, maintenance hangar
Student lounge, conference and meeting rooms
2009 NIFA Team
2 DA42-L360 TwinStars7 G1000 equipped Skyhawks2 Citabrias2 Flight Training DevicesFrasca Mentor G1000 SkyhawkFrasca DA42 specific13 PCATDsPiper Lance
Aeronautical Science B.S. Flight training through CMEL + CSELSystems training through A&PProfessional Flight B.S. ManagementMarketingMilitaryProfessional Flight MinorFlight & ground specific through CMEL + CSEL add-on
Professional Flight B.S.These courses are only required for professional flight majors.Aviation Human FactorsAir Transportation SystemFundamental of NavigationElectronic Navigation and Flight Control SystemsCommercial Flight OperationsCrew Resource ManagementAviation Law
Commercial MELPart 141FITS PrivateInstrument Commercial MELReduced hours checkrideCommercial SEL is added under Part 61
Flight Instructor is optionalMEI is initial instructor certificateCFI SE is added nextThen CFII
Private ground PCATD labPrivate flight MeteorologyInstrument groundPCATD labsolo X-C Skyhawk (10 hours)Citabria dual/solo (14 hours)
Instrument flight Commercial ground schoolCommercial MELAerodynamicsCommercial SEL IFR PIC Class Badditional MEL experience (more IFR, Class B, LOFT)
Greater prudenceis needed rather than greater skill.-Wilbur Wright
Our program is broad because we dont train exclusively for the airlines. (this may have to change)Many of our students are headed to mission organizations and other humanitarian causes.We strive to provide a very sold foundation of skillsAirmanshipProfessionalismIntegrityStrong work ethic
AirmanshipWe want them to be skilled at airplane manipulation. We want them to know how to do the job properly, correctly and safely.We want them to understand WHY not just HOW. We want them to know where the airplanes limits are and operate within those limits.We want them to know where their limits are and to operate within those limits.
ProfessionalismThe ability to access a situation; to apply that assessment and function appropriately within the bounds of that situation.(This transcends beyond the classroom into the cockpit, boardroom shop floor all situations personal and professional)Strives for excellence.Is teachable. Personal conduct is good for the image of the profession.Conducts operations the way they are supposed to be done but doesnt compromise safety.
IntegrityTruthfulHonestConsistency of characterProtects the interests of their employerProtects the interests of their fellow employeesDoesnt cover up mistakes
Strong work ethicDependableHonest days work for a days payComes to work on timeWorks hard to the best of their ability
Core elementsOperations & Policies ManualAll operations are conducted in accordance with this document from the Chief Instructor to the student pilot.FITS curriculumScenario based (Think, think, think) Learner Centered EvaluationsPersonal MinimumsEvery pilot maintains current PMFs for each aircraft they fly and uses them. Flight Risk Assessment Completed before every flight.
Bottom LineWe all have to instill in our students the kind of character and tools to make wise and prudent decisions as they operate these machines.We must do this by example and stimulation, (1500 hours experience in ??? hours time). We strive to produce a graduate with a solid foundation which can be built upon rather than one that needs to be reconstructed.
FeedbackFeedback from airlines and alumni has always been very positive.Our graduates are especially strong on the systems side.Very strong on the airplane handling and procedural issues. Weaker on the multi crew concepts but improving.
***Has campuses in Longview, Dallas, Tyler, Austin, and Houston. 3,386 Students at all Campuses 1,379 Traditional Undergraduates in Longview 71% male 29% female 57 International Students 52.2% From out of State 75% Live on Campus Average Age: 20.8Students come from all 50 states, 23 countries, and over 46 denominations 26 National Merit Scholars ATC is new this year strong an growing program 1st in the state of TexasAircraft Systems is part 147 program with 5 different concentrations.
*New for 2009-2010 academic year. 7 million $$ investment for the university. *****Last May, our student flight team won the prestigious Loening Trophy awarded each year to the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation. The award was originally presented by Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh in 1929Last Fall launched our Air Traffic Control Program and currently have 28 students enrolled.For the past three years we have sent an instructor and 8 students to Alaska to work on airplanes that are used later in the summer to fly children from remote areas of Alaska to week long Bible camps.
The perpetual trophy is made of pure silver designed by Tiffany and dates back to 1929 when aviation pioneer and inventor Dr. Grover Loening saw the need to recognize the most outstanding achievements in college aviation programs.Loening was the first aeronautical engineer for the Wright Brothers. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart assisted Loening in judging the first competition. The actual Loening Trophy is kept at the Seattle Museum of Flight.The school was given a take-home trophy.*Pro flight students take these course which cover many of the requirements for part 121*Our FITS curriculums are stand alone, we do not do the combined private / instrument. We have self examining for Private and Instrument but do a reduced hours checkride for the CMEL. CSEL also is a checkride with examiner. *Our FITS curriculums are stand alone, we do not do the combined private / instrument. We have self examining for Private and Instrument but do a reduced hours checkride for the CMEL. CSEL also is a checkride with examiner. *Our FITS curriculums are stand alone, we do not do the combined private / instrument. We have self examining for Private and Instrument but do a reduced hours checkride for the CMEL. CSEL also is a checkride with examiner. *Our FITS curriculums are stand alone, we do not do the combined private / instrument. We have self examining for Private and Instrument but do a reduced hours checkride for the CMEL. CSEL also is a checkride with examiner. **