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James A. Conrad

James Conrad

Field Chair, Program Manager, and Professor of Missionary Aviation Technology, Spokane
  • Department:
    Missionary Aviation Technology
  • Location:
    Spokane
  • School:
    Aviation in Spokane
  • Position:
    Teaching
  • Start Date:
    None
  • Personal Information:

    Jim is married to Suzanne and they have raised 4 children over the last 26 years together. Jim met Suzanne through Campus Crusade for Christ on the Ohio University campus in Athens, OH where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the field of construction for 10 years as a contractor and the Lord led him to the serve in the field of mission aviation. He attended Moody Aviation where he certified as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authorization, Commercial Pilot – Airplane Single Engine Land, Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument.

    Jim has had the privilege to serve at Moody since 1998 in various capacities including maintenance technician, avionics technician, avionics shop supervisor and flight instructor in the Elizabethton, TN program. He assisted with the transition to Spokane, WA where he served as Director of Flight Operations and now the Aviation Program Manager and Division Chair.

  • Educational Background:

    BS, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University
    Student, Moody Bible Institute (Bible course work)
    Certificate of Completion Missionary Aviation Technology – Pilot / Mechanic, Moody Aviation
    Certificate of Completion in Missionary Aviation Technology – Avionics, Moody Aviation

    Industry Course Work

    Flight Instructor Refresher Course – Jeppesen, 2001
    2151 – Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and OS essentials, 2001
    2152B – Implementing Microsoft Windows and 2000 professional server, 2001
    Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic – Hoffman Pilot Center, Inc. 2006
    Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic – AOPA Air Safety Foundation, 2007

    Seminars

    Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maintenance Seminar – FAA sponsored, 2000
    Inspection Authorization Course # AFS/01/06/999/8 – Spokane, Wash., 2006
    Inspection Authorization Course # ANM/0107/0002/8 – Spokane, Wash., 2007

    FAA Licenses

    Private Pilot, 1988
    Airframe and Powerplant, 1996
    Instrument Airplane, 1997
    Commercial Pilot, 1998
    Flight Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Instrument Airplane, 1998
    Inspection Authorization, 2000
    FCC General Radiotelephone, with radar endorsement, 2000

    King Radio Certifications

    KT76C, 1999
    KN62A/64, 1999
    KX165A, 1999
    KR87, 1999

  • Professional/Personal Interests:

    While Jim enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing and hunting, he can often be found on a Sunday afternoon playing board games with his family. He attends Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church; Spokane, WA and has lead various Sunday school classes and home Bible studies. Jim's passion is pointing others to follow Christ and helping students come to an understanding that "How we do what we do is important because why we do what we do is eternal."

    Jim also enjoyed working in:

    • Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Tau Beta Pi
    • Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
    • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

    Attends Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church; Spokane, Wash. Has lead various Sunday school classes and home Bible studies.