Ruedi
Schubarth

Phone: 903.233.4228
Email: RuediSchubarth@letu.edu

  • Instructor, Aeronautical Science

  • Program Coordinator, Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Began teaching at LETU in Fall 2014

 

BACKGROUND

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 time working with US military unmanned aircraft instead.

Through that experience, I saw the potential to use unmanned aviation technology for all kinds of services. I am excited to coordinate LeTourneau University's unmanned aircraft systems program and help students become excellent leaders in the industry and witnesses for Christ in the workplaces they enter.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • M.S. Aeronautics, Unmanned Aerospace Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2018
  • 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

  • Introduction to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
  • RPAS Operations
  • RPAS Flight Control Systems
  • Advanced RPAS Operations
  • Aircraft Instruments
  • Avionics

PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

  • Member, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Lone Star Chapter
  • Member, Humanitarian UAV Network
  • Member, North Central Texas Council of Governments UAS Task Force

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • FAA Remote Pilot Certification, 2016
  • 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

  • UAS training
  • UAS 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 (www.ironcenturion.org)
  • LeTourneau University Aviation Society (Lambda Alpha Sigma) Faculty Sponsor