Chad Symington began his aviation career at Northland Community and Technical College graduating with his A&P certificate in 2003. He then attended the University of North Dakota receiving his private pilot SEL land certificate. While at UND Chad began working as a part time aircraft technician. In 2006 he began working as a full time technician at UND Aerospace. In 2009 Chad received his Inspection Authorization endorsement. Chad also held the lead technician position before moving to his current role of training manager in the aviation maintenance department at UND Aerospace.