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 also works at Eagle as our maintenance coordinator. He has over 1000 hours. 

Austin Line - Phase Check and CFII Flight Instructor

Austin graduated from Purdue university and received his CFI training here at Eagle Aircraft. He can instruct Private Pilot and Commercial students. He has over 1000 hours.

Dominik Rafinski - CFI Flight Instructor

Dominik graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Professional Flight in 2021 and he completed his CFI training here at Eagle. During his time at Purdue, Dominik was a Flight Intern for American Airlines at ORD. He currently lives in South Bend. Dominik has 550+ hours.

Matt Mayes - CMDR and CFI Instructor

Matt is from Idaho and received a B.S. in Aviation at Utah Valley University. His favorite aircraft is Boeing 737. He’s flown DA40s, Piper Seminoles, a Piper Archer, and Cessna 172s. He can instruct Private and Commercial students and has been accepted as a part of Horizon Air’s Pilot Pathway program. He has 400+ hours.

Seth Middleton - CFII

Seth graduated Quincy University with a B.S. in Aviation. He has over 450 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).

Jonathan Teresczenko - CFII Flight Instructor, Phase Check Instructor

Jon is a Valparaiso University graduate and has a B.S. in BioChem. After graduating Jonathan decided to fulfill his dream of flying and started training at Eagle. He moved through his training quickly, making the 40 hour club for PPL and IFR. He is also a Gold Seal Instructor. He is instructing Private, Instrument, 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.

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