Meet Our Staff!

Keegan Starkey - Chief Flight Instructor, CFII, MEI, and Phase Check Instructor

Keegan completed her flight training at Eagle and has over 2900 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 - Assistant Chief, CFII, MEI, and Phase Check Instructor

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 - Assistant Chief, CFII, and 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 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 1200 hours, is our Safety Director, and is also a Gold Seal Instructor.

Ethan Credit - CFII and Phase Check Instructor

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 700+ of his hours here at Eagle. Can teach Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial students.

Mason Cross - CFII and Phase Check Instructor

Mason received a B.S. in Professional Flight Technology at Purdue University and has over 800+ hours. He can teach Private Pilot, Instrument, 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 700 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 600+ hours

Andrew Szidik - CFII

Andrew is currently getting his B.S. in Aviation from Liberty University. He has done all of his ratings here at Eagle and has 450+ hours, most of which were done here at Eagle. He can teach Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.

Trent Bothun - CFI

Trent is attending Liberty University for a B.S. in Aviation and is a member of United Aviate. He was a dispatcher prior to being a CFI and has completed his training here at Eagle Aircraft. Trent can teach Private Pilot and Commercial Students. 

Brennan Buhr - CFI

Brennan is a native of Albany, NY. HE graduated from Notre Dame with a B.A. and later earned a J.D. He completed his training at New Horizons Aviation in Goshen. He has 260+ hours and can teach private and commerical students.

Seth Middleton - CFII, MEI, and Phase Check Instructor

Seth graduated Quincy University with a B.S. in Aviation. He has over 1000 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).

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.

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