Our Team

Cathy Landry – President/Co-Owner

Ms. Landry has over 30 years of successful executive management experience in aviation training. She has managed NRUSA’s multi-million dollar operation including responsibility for the certification projects. Ms. Landry specializes in Repair Station training development, project management, research and program development. Cathy also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Northrop Rice Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that provides grants to students entering the aviation industry.  Ms. Landry holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and is a licensed Airframe mechanic.

Michael Rice – Executive Vice President/Co-Owner

Mr. Rice has 35 years of management experience in human resources, engineering, operations, and marketing and was responsible for the Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology contract.  Mr. Rice holds a B.S. in Engineering from University of Texas-Austin and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.  He is currently pursuing his doctorate. He is a multi-rated pilot, A&P and IA.

Mr. Rice owns and operates Aerolearn, Inc., a Learning Service Provider (LSP) serving the global aviation industry and specializing in providing e-learning solutions that enhance the delivery of existing educational and training programs. Aerolearn provides online training centers for many Part 145 Repair Stations.

Terry Landry – VP Business Development/Operations

Terry has over 35 years of experience in marketing, sales and operations in the oilfield service industry.  He has been connected to aviation for 25 years through the Northrop Rice family business.  He brings his sales and business development expertise to the aviation training arena with focus on the continued expansion of the Northrop Rice services.


Cathy Landry

Cathy is a program development specialist and trainer in Human Factors, Safety Management Systems, Train the Trainer, and Structured On-the Job Training (OJT) courses.

Dave Miller

Dave started in the aviation industry in 1966. He spent four years in the Air Force as a Crew Chief for KC-135s. He received an Associate’s in Specialized Technology from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, an A&P as well as his Inspection Authorization (IA) certification. He owned and operated a repair station in El Paso before joining the FAA and spending 20 years as an Inspector in Houston. He has also worked as a part-time instructor for FlightSafety International, and at Northrop Rice currently instructs RS Audit, Inspections, IA Test Prep and Human Factors. He continues to write and revise Repair Station Manuals and repair station certification.

Michael Merritt

Mike has been involved in the aviation industry for over 40 years after spending several years as a powertrain repairman in the Army.  He has held positions in the repair, overhaul and maintenance of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.  He has also worked for many years as an Instructor in Part 147 aviation maintenance training schools with primary responsibility of classroom instruction and curriculum development.  Mike has a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology and also enjoys working on small engine equipment including motorcycles and marine engines.