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.

Jonathan Teresczenko - Assistant Chief, 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.

Mayra Gonzalez - Assistant Chief, CFII Instructor, Phase Check Instructor

Mayra trained at Eagle and became one of our assistant Chiefs in 2021. She can instruct Private, Instrument, and Commercial students. She is bilingual and is currently studying at Liberty University. Mayra grew up in Phoenix, AZ and is currently living here in Valparaiso, IN.

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 1500 hours of flight time and is a Gold Seal instructor. He is able to instruct Private, Instrument, and Commercial students.

Justin Welsh - CFII Instructor, CMDR

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.

Austin Line - CFI Flight Instructor

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

Alvaro Palomino - CFII and MEI Flight Instuctor

Alvaro trained here at Eagle Aircraft and can teach Private pilot, Instrument, Multi, and Commercial students. He is originally from Peru and is bilingual (fluent in both Spanish and English).

Greg Lichtenberger - CFI Flight Instructor

Greg graduated from Indiana State University and lives in the Valparaiso area.

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.

Keegan Starkey - 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 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.

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