Fri, Nov 5 2010
LeTourneau University Assistant Professor of Flight Science and Assistant Chief Flight Instructor Bruce Chase has been named president-elect of the University Aviation Association, the premier collegiate aviation association in the world. The UAA plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.
The formal announcement was made by the UAA at its annual conference in St. Paul, Minn., last week. Chase has been active in UAA for years, having given many presentations and serving as chair of the Flight Training Committee.
Chase has taught flight at LeTourneau University for 18 years where he serves on the flight curriculum team and serves as the safety manager for LETU’s aviation school. He has given thousands of hours of flight instruction and instrument instruction. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology from LeTourneau University in 1992 and a Master's of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2005. He holds an FAA Gold Seal MEI, CFI, and CFII as well as Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificates. He is currently conducting research on student outcomes using glass panel cockpits versus traditional steam gauges in flight training.