School of Aeronautics

School of Aeronautics


Richard A. Roof, B.S., M.A.R., Ph.D., FAA ATP, COMM, INST, IGI
Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

Julie Speakes, B.C.A., M.B.A., M.C.A., Ph.D., FAA COMM, INST, ME, CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI, AGI, GS, RPĀ 
Associate Dean, School of Aeronautics
Professor of Aeronautics

Steven Brinly, B.S., M.A., M.C.A.
Associate Dean, School of Aeronautics
Associate Professor of Aeronautics

Program Directors

A listing of program directors can be viewed on the Program Director webpage.


The School of Aeronautics equips, mentors, and sends champions for Christ into the aerospace community to serve as professional pilots, mechanics, unmanned aerial systems operators, flight attendants, aviation safety managers, administrators, and leaders in the aviation field. The School of Aeronautics grows leaders one at a time who know their identity, thrive in their faith, and love others in Christ to become difference makers.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification

The School of Aeronautics is a fully certified FAA 14 CFR Part 141 school authorized to teach Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine courses. Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument, and Multi-Engine Instructor courses are taught under 14 CFR Part 61. The FAA has also certified the School as an FAA 14 CFR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School authorized to teach Airframe and Powerplant.

Course Fees

Some aviation courses, including all flight courses have additional fees, which vary depending on course requirements. In addition, course fees may vary between residential and online courses.

All University course fee information can be found at this link:

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

For those qualified for and using Veterans Benefits, please review:

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