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Fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

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Wooden, M.S.

Phone: 903.233.4264

  • Chief Flight Instructor

  • Professor, Flight Science

Began teaching at LETU in Fall 2005



Brad Wooden has a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology from LeTourneau University and a Master of Commercial Aviation from Delta State University. He has been honored with a Master CFI designation and been awarded the Coach of the Year from the National Intercollegiate Flying Association. He was a Captain at a regional airline for five years before coming to LeTourneau and taught in the training department at the airline. He is married with four children and is active in the community through foster care and adoption services and mentoring.


  • M.C.A. Delta State University, 2008
  • B.S. LeTourneau University, 1997

Classes Taught

  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Instrument Pilot Ground School

Previous Experience


SkyWest Airlines

Captain CL-65, E-120

Recurrent Ground School Instructor


  • National Intercollegiate Flying Association "Coach of the Year" award, June 2011.
  • FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
  • FAA Wings Program Phase Three
  • NAFI Master CFI
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-engine Airplane, April 2005
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single and Multiengine with Instrument, April 2004
  • FAA Certified Advanced Ground Instructor, April 2004
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot, 2003
  • FAA Commercial Pilot, Single-engine Airplane, June 1997
  • FAA Flight Instructor, 1997
  • FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Rating, 1995


  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Renewal Course, April 2006
  • Sky West Airlines "Left Seat" Class, April 2004
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Renewal Course, April 2004



  • Fellowship Bible Church: College E&E teacher
  • Faculty sponsor for the National Intercollegiate Flight Association (NIFA)
  • National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Faculty Coach, 2005
  • STING Precision Flight Team faculty advisor, 2004-2010
  • STING Precision Flight Team Coach, 2004-2008
    • First place in Regional, 2008
    • Second Place in Regional, 2007
    • First place in Regional, 2006
    • Second place in Regional, 2005
    • Third place in Regional, 2004


I am at LETU because I love to teach and interact with college students. I gave up a lucrative airline career because it was not my passion. God took me down the road He did because He knew that I needed to be there, in order to eventually be here. I hope to help students make an informed decision about what they want to achieve in the aviation industry. Everyone doesn't have to be an airline pilot.