Jered Lease

Jered Lease

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Professor

(903) 233-4267

Began teaching at LETU in Fall 2015



When people ask me about what I do for a living, I like to tell them, “I found out I like college so much, I decided to never leave.”  Although I intended to be an airline pilot, God had other plans, and I’m  thankful now that He did.

Before joining LeTourneau as an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, I gained over ten years of experience in higher level aviation education.  Working within and outside the collegiate environment I taught individuals from many varying backgrounds, cultures, and experience levels how to fly airplanes.

As I was maturing professionally, God got a hold of me spiritually.  He matured in me only what He can and eventually gave me a dream of combing my passion for Him with my passion for aviation.  When I shared this dream with my amazing wife Tara, she immediately jumped on board.  Long story short, God has brought my family and I to LeTourneau University. I’m excited to go to work every day in a place where I can freely express the two main passions I have: flying and Elohim.


Courses Taught

  • AERF 2103 Flight Science II (Instrument Ground School)
  • AERF 3103 Flight Science III (Commercial Ground School)



  • M.S., Aviation - University of North Dakota
  • B.S., Aviation - University of North Dakota


Previous Experience

May 2008 - June 2015

Aviation Lecturer
University of North Dakota

March 2014 - June 2015

Corporate Pilot
Strata Corporation

November 2006 - May 2008

Lead Flight Instructor for Extension Programs
University of North Dakota

August 2005 - November 2006

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
University of North Dakota

August 2003 - November 2006

Flight instructor
University of North Dakota

June - August 2004

FOQA intern
Alaska Airlines


Presentations & Publications

  • Flying Higher; Jered Lease; NAFI Mentor May 2012
  • Solutions for Landing Problems; Jered Lease; NAFI Mentor December 2011
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Scenario Based Training in the Collegiate Flight Training Environment; Pete Schumacher and Jered Lease;
  • FAA FITS Final Report February 2007Advanced Navigation Helicopter Research Study Update; Leslie Martin and Jered Lease; Presentation given at 2006 FAA CGAR Conference in Prescott, AZ


Professional Affiliations

  • National Associate of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association (AOPA)