Our Instructors

John Slegers - CFII/MEII Flight Instructor / Owner

John Slegers - Chief Flight Instructor CFII / MEII

John has been flying for 20 years and has accumulated over 11,000 hours in charter flying and in instruction of primary and advanced students. John is happier in the air than on the ground!

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Nathan Moore - CFI / CFII Flight Instructor

Nathan Moore -  Assistant Chief Flight Instructor CFI / CFII

Nathan is the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor here at Eagle Aircraft. He has been instructing for 10 years, and has over 1,500 hours. Nathan received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University. He has been flying for more than 15 years in total. He grew up in southern Indiana, and he has prior managerial experience at a previous flight school.

Greg Knapp (527x640)

Greg Knapp - ATP / CFI / CFII / MEI Flight Instructor

Greg Knapp - CFI / CFII Check Instructor

Greg Knapp is a first officer with United Airlines and is currently flying the B-767/757. He has been with United for 20 yrs, 11 yrs based at O’Hare. Greg has been an instructor for 25 yrs and employed with Eagle as a check airman/ instructor for 4 yrs. Instructor ratings include CFII, MEI, and is also ATP type rated in the B-737. Greg lives in Valpo with his wife Tracey of 27 yrs and their four children. Greg is a 1990 graduate of Liberty University and attends Calvary Bible Church in Valpo.

Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson- CFII Flight Instructor

Travis Johnson- CFI/CFII Flight Instructor 

Travis is from Columbia City, IN.  He graduated from Purdue University's School of Aviation.  He was a CFI at Purdue for two years.  Call Travis for your Instrument Training needs.  Travis is also a charter pilot for our sister business, Midwest Airlink.



Ed Vargas - CFI Flight Instructor

Ed Vargas- CFI Flight Instructor

Ed is from Chesterton, Indiana. He attended Chesterton High School and then Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN for aviation. He completed his CFI training right here at Eagle.  He has been flying since 2006. He has flown various aircraft including a Skycatcher, Skyhawk, Arrow, Piper Apache for multi training, Super Decathlon for tailwheel and aerobatics, and a Citabria tailwheel plane.

Rebecca Cruttenden- CFI Flight Instructor

Rebecca is from Grand Rapids, MI.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Andrews University in Aviation. She has also flown in the bushlands of Guyana, South America doing humanitarian work.
Rebecca Can Provide Training For:
-Private Pilot
-Commercial Pilot
-Discovery Flights
-Biennial Flight Reviews

Paul Vogel - CFI / CFII / MEI Flight Instructor

Paul Vogel - CFI / CFII / MEI Flight Instructor

Paul Vogel is a graduate of Purdue University and has been a Flight Instructor at Eagle Aircraft since 2005. Paul works with his family's business, Calumet Park Cemetery and enjoys playing/coaching rugby, hunting, fishing and teaching his students to fly.

Bob Allen -CFI / CFII Flight Instructor

Bob Allen - CFI / CFII Flight Instructor

Bob Allen has been a flight instructor for more than 40 years. He joined Eagle Aircraft in 1985 as and instructor and FAR Part 131 charter pilot. In addition to 1,800 hours of flight instruction primarily in Cessna 172s and Piper PA 28s Bob has owned 5 aircraft in partnerships with other pilots ranging from a Cessna 182 to a Beechcraft Baron. He also was a corporate pilot for 12 years flying several different aircraft. His favorite was a Rockwell Commander 690B turboprop.

Scott Ferguson - ATP / CFI / CFII / MEI / Flight Instructor

Scott Ferguson – ATP / CFI / CFII / MEI Flight Instructor / Ground School Instructor

Scott is a graduate of Purdue University's Professional flight program.  He has been flying for 27 years and has accumulated just under 10,000 hours as a flight instructor, corporate and airline pilot.  He has served as Captain on the Boeing 737, Falcon 50, Citation 500 series business jets, Beechjet and Learjet 35.  He also has worked as a Boeing 757 ground and simulator instructor, Citation Instructor and Director of Training for a large corporate/charter flight department.  Scott is currently flying for UPS Airlines and is really enjoying teaching our Private Pilot ground school.

Jamyn Simonik- CFI / CFII Flight Instructor

Jamyn Simonik- CFI / CFII Flight Instructor
Jamyn is from LaPorte, Indiana.  She currently works full time as a CAD Specialist at a local landscape company.  Her husband David is a corporate pilot. They have a baby girl named Mallory. She started her training at LaPorte Airport in 1993 while in high school. She then went on to Indiana State for a Bachelors degree in Professional Aviation Flight Technology and finished all her training there. She has about 1500 hours of total time in various aircraft, predominately in Cessna 172s, Piper Warriors & Arrows. Jamyn has worked at Eagle Aircraft since 2001.  She was hired shortly after 9/11 and has been working there ever since. She did take a short jaunt to Alaska for about 3 years and moved back in 2006 coming straight back to Eagle Aircraft to instruct. She is most proud of the students she has taught and watching them grow in the field of aviation.  Some have moved on to airlines or corporate; while others just own airplanes and fly VFR to various places.  Her longtime goal in aviation is right where she is.  She loves teaching and having a family at the same time.  Since her husband has a crazy pilot schedule this is a way for her to continue to fly and have a good time doing it.



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