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!
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.
Keegan Starkey - Chief Flight Instructor, Check Instructor, CFII/MEI
Keegan completed her flight training at Eagle and has over 2000 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 our Chief Flight Instructor, Asst. Chief for Commercial and Multi-Engine, our Safety Director, and a Gold Seal instructor.
Travis Johnson - CFII Flight Instructor/Check Instructor
Travis is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette. He has been instructing at Eagle for over 5 years and is a charter captain for our sister company Midwest Air Link. Travis has well over 2500 hours and is a check instructor for private through commercial students.
John Sendra - CFII Flight Instructor
John graduated from Lewis University with an Aviation Degree. He received his 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. CFI & CFII at Eagle Aircraft. He has over 1500 hours of flight time and is a Gold Seal instructor. He can instruct Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.
Jonathan Teresczenko - CFII Flight 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 instructing Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.
Justin Welsh - CFI 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.
Mayra Gonzalez - CFI Instructor
Mayra trained at Eagle and is working on her CFII rating. She is bilingual and is currently studying at Liberty University. Mayra is from Phoenix, AZ.
Mark Nagle - CFII Flight Instructor
Mark trained at Eagle and has over 700 hours. He flies his own Cessna 182 at KVPZ. Mark can instruct Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial students. He is also a Gold Seal Instructor and a check instructor.
Joe Neumeyer - CFII/MEI Flight Instructor
Joe went through our 141 training program and graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Aviation in 2020. He is also a charter pilot for our sister company, Midwest Air Link. Joe has over 1500 hours of flight time and can instruct Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine students. He is also a check instructor. Joe and his father own a Cherokee that he flies back and forth from his home in Illinois.
David Dyksterhouse - CFI Instructor
David completed his CFI rating at Eagle and before that he spent 7 years flying Apache helicopters for the Army. He and his wife live in Burns Harbor with their two children.
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.