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Lease, M.S.

Phone: 903.233.4267
Email: JeredLease@letu.edu

  • Chief Flight Instructor

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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


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