Chad Kendall

Degree: M.B.A.

FAA Chief Instructor and Associate Professor

Department: Aviation and Aerospace Science

Chad Kendall


Aviation/Air Safety/Aerospace Business


  • Aviation Industry (Flight – Airlines, Corporate, Cargo, General Aviation, Flight Training)
  • Collegiate Aviation (Flight Training, Curriculum, NIFA Flight Team)


Chad Kendall, M.A., is an associate professor and Federal Aviation Administration chief instructor in the Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Kendall has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry as an educator, researcher and FAA Part 141 chief instructor. His flight experience includes working as commercial airline pilot for American Eagle and PSA Airlines, as a corporate pilot and a flight instructor. Kendall teaching areas include flight/ground training, advanced systems, jet transition training, aviation curriculum and psychophysiology. In addition, Kendall is also the coach of the precision flight team at MSU Denver, which competes in the NIFA (National Intercollegiate Flying Association) organization against more than 80 universities nationally.

Kendall received his master’s degree in business administration in 2011 and his bachelor’s in aviation management and flight operations from Jacksonville University in 2004.

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