Aerospace Department

Nate Callender



Assistant Professor

Office: BAS-S240
Phone: (615) 898-5983
Fax: (615) 904-8273

Mark N. Callender earned a BS in Aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), an MS in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), and a PhD in Engineering Science, with emphases in Thermal and Fluid Mechanics, from UTSI. He worked as a flight test engineer for the U.S. Army Technical Test Center (ATTC) conducting performance and systems flight testing of various Army aircraft. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Aerospace at MTSU where he coordinates the Aerospace Technology Concentration and teaches aerodynamics and aircraft performance and provides research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students. His research interests include low Reynolds number fluid mechanics, active and passive flow control, micro air vehicle (MAV) lift production, force balance design, and the philosophy of time.  

Semester Schedule


AERO 4071, Problems in Aerospace
MTSU Aerospace had been accredited since 1992. The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) has accredited all five of the Aerospace concentrations!  For more information, click here.
  Air Traffic Control
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  Flight Scheduling
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arrow   Flight Labs
To apply for a flight lab, follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Download and read the Additional Information Packet thoroughly and review the additional costs of flight labs.

Step 2:
Print and read the “Lab Request Form” for the semester you wish to enroll in a flight lab. Sign and submit it to the flight school secretary within the application period specified. Neither early nor late submissions will be accepted or considered.

Flight Lab Request Form    

Summer/Fall Application Period: February 1 – April 15

Spring Application Period: September 1 – Nov 15