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Walt Reichard

Associate Professor, School of Aeronautics




  • MBA in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.A. in History, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
  • U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College, ATP, CFII, MEI



Walt Reichard is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer and former Airline Captain who has logged over 14,700 hours of flight time earning several type ratings. In 20 years of active duty military service, he acquired worldwide operational aviation exposure as an Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot, and Flight Examiner. During his 15 years of airline experience, Reichard served as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Simulator Instructor, and Check Airman responsible for training and evaluating commercial pilots in all aspects of FAR Part 121 operations. Today, Reichard is passionate about pouring into the lives of students and developing Christian professional aviators.


Type Ratings

CL-65, EMB-120, L-382


Professional/Notable Memberships

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)


Courses Taught

AVIA 215, Private Ground II, AVIA 310, Instrument Ground, AVIA 340, Aviation Weather, AVIA 350, Airline Operations, AVIA 430, Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems, AVIA 435, Advanced Jet Systems, AVIA 436, Advanced Jet Training, AVIA 455, Turbine Engines and Jet Transports, AVIA 460, Aviation Interview


Research Interests

Human Factors in Aviation, Crew Resource Management, Threat and Error Management