Meet Our Staff!
John Slegers - Owner
John has been flying for over 30 years and has accumulated over 15,000 hours in charter flying. He offers free advice to instructors and students. John feels happier in the air than on the ground!
Keegan Starkey - Chief Flight Instructor, Phase Check Instructor, CFII/MEI
Keegan completed her flight training at Eagle and has over 2700 hours. She graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Aeronautics in 2017. She piloted Team #14 in the Air Race Classic Women’s Air Race across the U.S. with the Liberty University team. Keegan was an intern with United Airlines before returning to instruct at Eagle. She is a Gold Seal instructor.
Greg Knapp - Chief Flight Instructor, Check Instructor, CFII/MEI
Greg Knapp is a Captain with United Airlines and is currently flying the B-737. He has been with United for 23 years, 15 years based at O’Hare. Greg has been an instructor for 28 years and employed at Eagle as a Asst. Chief Instructor for 6 years. Instructor ratings include CFII, MEI, and he is also ATP type rated in the B-737. Greg lives with his wife and four children in Valparaiso. He is a 1990 graduate of Liberty University.
John Sendra - CFII Flight Instructor, Phase Check Instructor
John graduated from Lewis University with an Aviation Degree. He received his CFI & CFII here at Eagle. He has over 1800 hours of flight time and is a Gold Seal instructor. He is able to instruct Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.
Justin Welsh - CFII, CMDR, and Phase Check Instructor
Justin is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. is Biology and from Liberty University with a B.S. in Aeronautics. He has over 1000 hours, is our Safety Director, and is also a Gold Seal Instructor.
Seth Middleton - CFII, MEI, and Phase Check Instructor
Seth graduated Quincy University with a B.S. in Aviation. He has over 600 hours and can instruct Private, Instrument, and Commercial students. He has flown DA (20, 40, and 42), Cessna (172 and 150) , Beachcraft Baron, and Piper (arrow, archer, and Charokee).
Ethan Credit - CFI
Ethan is currently acquiring his B.S. in Aviation with Liberty University. He was a dispatcher for 2 years prior to being a CFI and has flown all 400+ of his hours here at Eagle.
Mason Cross - CFI
Mason received a B.S. in Professional Flight Technology at Purdue University and has over 400+ hours. He can teach Private Pilot and Commercial students.
Cas Otterbacher - CFII
Cas got her Private Pilot License and CFI training at Eagle and her instrument, commercial, and CFII at Purdue University with a B.S. in Professional Flight Technology. She can teach Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.
Lucas Adent - CFI
Lucas trained here at Eagle for his Private Pilot License and then attended college at Florida. He has 250+ hours. He can teach Private and Commercial Students.
Nathan Doyle - CFII
Nathan graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Professional Flight Technology. He has over 500 hours in various Cessna and Piper aircraft. He can teach Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.
Carson Howk - CFII
Carson is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Professional Flight Technology. He’s flow multiple aircraft including DA-20’s, Piper Seminoles, Archers, Arrows, Warriors, and Cessna 172’s and 150’s. He can teach Private, Commercial, and Instrument students and has 300+ hours
Andrew Szidik - CFI
Andrew is currently getting his B.S. in Aviation from Liberty University. He has done all of his ratings here at Eagle and has 250+ hours, most of which were done here at Eagle. He can teach Private and Commercial students.
Jeff Wampler - Multi Engine Instructor, Phase Check Instructor
Jeff was a former instructor at Eagle Aircraft and we’re excited to have him back on the crew! He has 12,000+ hours of flight time. He is a business owner and currently instructs part time at Eagle.
Paul Vogel - CFII/MEI Flight Instructor
Paul is a graduate of Purdue University and has been a Flight Instructor at Eagle since 2005. He instructs part-time as a Multi-Engine Instructor. Paul lives in Valparaiso.