Student Testimonials


Brian Tuscher, Aeronautical Science, Aircraft Systems

“I like it when aerospace companies come talk with us. Hearing what they offer gives me options to think about for after graduation.  Even my professors tell good stories about their experiences in the industry. If you ask them, they'll tell you.

“The department is giving me the tools to understand and workout the problems I’ll face later. They are preparing me.”


Cameron Murphy, Aeronautical Science, Aircraft Systems

“I am an aircraft systems major, which is basically the route to take to become a 'normal' aircraft technician.  My favorite part about my major is that I get to actually get my hands dirty in lab working with aircraft and aircraft parts.  Not only that, but I also enjoy classes like Aviation Management and Aviation Human Factors. They encourage me to think about issues, not only in maintenance, but in management and practical human interaction."


David Fort, Aeronautical Science, Flight Science

"Even though we have a bunch of material to get through in my flight classes, profs still take the time to share their hearts during the first part of class by giving a devotional."


Joshua Eicholtz, Aeronautical Science, Flight Science

“The key to success in the aeronautical science program is to love what you do, even if it means getting up at 7 a.m. for an early morning lab or flight block.  I just love flying.  I also really enjoy working with my classmates in the various labs, especially when we get to take things apart.” 


Phillip Burke, Aeronautical Science, Mechanical Systems

“One of the things I like best about LeTourneau University’s aeronautical science program is the instructors. You can really tell that the instructors care about us as students.  They want to see us succeed in whatever we do in the future.

“The instructors aren't just here to teach from a textbook.  They help us grow in our relationship with Christ, and take the principles we learn in class and apply them to real world, hands-on experiences. Rather than just learn how an engine works from a textbook, we actually get our hands dirty by disassembling the engine and putting it back together again."


Zach Niles, Aeronautical Science, Flight Science

“I rode backseat with my roommate as he completed all 13 hours of his commercial 3 cross-country flight. We flew from Longview to Colorado Springs to Kansas City to Illinois and then back to Longview.

“It was awesome to be able to ride backseat, listen and watch him fly.  I learned how the radio calls work and other things you learn from listening to the pilots talk. But, even more amazing, was the flight back to Longview. . .

“We were flying insight of two thunderstorms (for all of you who are worrying, we had weather radar and a strike finder and were a safe distance away). We were at 10,000 feet and watched lighting strike from above us, all the way to the ground. It was one of the most spectacular things that I have ever seen.  It made sitting in the backseat of our Duchess for 13 hours completely worth it.”