Mr. Ruedi Schubarth

Ruedi Schubarth

Instructor of Aeronautical Science

(903) 233-4228

Began teaching at LETU in Fall 2014


I graduated LeTourneau University in 2008 intending to enter the commercial aviation industry as a pilot or mechanic. The Lord had different plans for me however, and I spent a short career working with US military unmanned aircraft instead.

Through that experience, I saw the potential to use unmanned aviation technology for domestic service. I am excited to be part of LeTourneau University's remote-piloted aircraft systems program and help students become leaders in the field and witnesses for Christ in the workplaces they enter.

Education and Training

  • Aerosonde Mk 4.7G SUAS Technician Initial Qualification Course, 2012
  • Aerosonde Mk 4.7G SUAS Operator Initial Qualification Course, 2011
  • RQ-7B TUAS Operator Initial Qualification Course, 2009
  • B.S. Flight Science, LeTourneau University, 2008

Courses taught

  • Foundational Concepts of Aeronautical Science

Professional Groups

  • Member, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Lone Star Chapter
  • Member, Remote Control Aerial Platform Association

Awards, Grants, and Certifications

  • FAA Aircraft and Powerplant mechanic (A&P license), 2008
  • FAA Multi-Engine/Instrument Instructor Certification, 2008
  • FAA Commercial Single- and Multi-Engine Certification, 2007

Research and Research Interests

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems in first response/search & rescue applications

Publications and Presentations

  • Various US Department of Defense proposals, UAS Subject Matter Expert, 2010-2012

Service (Community Involvement)

  • Ironcenturion men's leadership course, Cadre Instructor
  • LeTourneau University Aviation Society (Lambda Alpha Sigma) Faculty Sponsor