Aviation Leadership Breakfast

2010 Event Highlights

Event Photos: (click on any image for a larger size)
Event Speaker:
Franklin Graham
Chad Hennings
Author, Fighter Pilot, Superbowl Champion

Author of the book, “It Takes Commitment” and the newly released “Rules of Engagement,” Hennings is no stranger to commitment.  An accomplished lineman in high school, Hennings was offered full scholarships from universities across the nation. Instead, he chose to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy where he racked up numerous honors academically and on the gridiron.  His exemplary achievements put him at the top of many draft lists and earned him a spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster, but Hennings postponed his entry into the National Football League to fulfill his commitment to the U.S. Air Force.

He entered the Euro-NATO program, a training program for top pilots, and soon found himself at the controls of the A-10 Thunderbolt. During his four-year stint with the Air Force, Hennings flew 45 missions in support of Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, an effort that helped provide relief and humanitarian aid to Kurdish refugees. He received two aerial achievement medals, a humanitarian award and an outstanding unit award for his actions in the service.After his discharge, Hennings joined the Dallas Cowboys, quickly earning a starting position as a defensive lineman. He spent his entire 9-year professional football career with the Cowboys, retiring in 2001 with three Super Bowl rings.

Chad is President of Hennings Management Corporation.  He continues to serve the community as a board member of Happy Hill Farm - a home and school for at – risk kids, and as an advisory board member of Christian Community Action.