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Region Flyers is an FAA Approved Part 141 Flight School

844-I-FLY-NWI

844-435-9694

Meet the Region Flyers Crew

Our staff is comprised of individuals who have stood out among the crowd. Flying isn’t just a job for these folks – it’s a passion. That’s something that sets us apart. There’s nothing that makes us happier than being in the cockpit and transferring our knowledge to our students. Each instructor carries their own personal experiences which they are excited to share. Furthermore, our instructors and management team will work together to ensure that your lesson plan is picked up right where you left off and that no lessons are repeated! Meet the crew!

Brad Detert
CFI / CFII / MEI / ATP
Brad is the founder of Region Flyers. He started flying at age 19 and has since logged over 9,200 hours. He attained his formal training from Purdue University and currently flies the Airbus A320/321 for a Major US Airline.

Brad is qualified on just about every light general aviation aircraft, as well as 7 different corporate jets and airliners.  His job mostly entails running the business but occasionally you’ll find him out teaching in taildragger and multi-engine aircraft.

Brad enjoys swimming, camping, traveling, scuba diving, skiing, and riding and fixing motorcycles.

Justin Seng

CFI / CFII / MEI

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Justin is our Assistant Chief Flight Instructor.  He grew up fascinated by airplanes and the magic of flight, but never thought the daydreaming could actually be hiding a possible career.  After trying many other paths, he decided to take a chance and dropped everything to give it a shot. Ever since that first taste of flight he still can’t get enough and loves every moment he can spend helping others to chase their own dreams in the sky!

When he isn’t flying or nerding out about aerodynamics, Justin loves traveling, reading, sailing Lake Michigan, and backpacking the great outdoors.

Tyler Dean

CFI / ATP
Tyler grew up in the region and graduated from Lewis University’s Aviation Flight Program. From there he began working in various positions at a local FBO and Charter company. Tyler is currently a Captain on several business jets out of the Gary Airport.  He is a natural and very patient teacher!

Tyler enjoys fishing, hiking, playing hockey and softball in his free time. 

Andy Dessuit

CFI

Fleet Manager

Andy comes from a family of pilots.  His father and both brothers are pilots, and Andy grew up around airplanes.  Flying is in his blood.  Andy was trained by Region Flyers for all of his ratings, from Private on up through CFI.  His enthusiasm for flying is matched by his dedication to his students.  With Andy, your goals become his goals. Andy enjoys riding motorcycles and traveling in his spare time.

Barry Moore

CFI / CFII/ MEI / ATP
Barry grew up in the Chicago area and earned his initial ratings in California over 30 years ago. While currently an engineer for a chemical company, he is always looking to fly.  His 4000 plus hours of flying experience ranges from flight instruction to regional airline captain.

Barry is a CFI/CFII/MEI.

He is excited to share his passion for aviation while helping others achieve their own goals

Luke Sebring

CFI

Luke has always been fascinated by anything to do with airplanes since a very early age.  His Grandpa was a pilot in WWII and would frequently take Luke to airshows where his interest would become borderline obsession.  

Luke obtained his Private Pilot lincense at Region Flyers and would then go on to earn the rest of his ratings and graduate from Purdue University’s flight program.  

In his free time, Luke enjoys going to baseball games and playing shows with his band in which he’s the lead singer!

Tim Peters

CFI / CFII

Tim has a little brother that’s a pilot, and he wasn’t going to be outdone by the younger sibling!  

Tim was a doctor for 25 years and has recently caught the bug for flying and is pursuing a full time career path in aviation.  His main goals are to inspire his students while honing his own flying and teaching skills to a laser-sharp degree of precision.

In his spare time Tim enjoys running, reading, theatre, and musicals.

Welcome aboard Tim! 

Billy Coe

CFI

From an early age, Billy has always been fascinated with space and with flying.  A Region Flyers graduate, he further pursued his training and graduated from Purdue University with an aviation major.

When Billy is not flying and instructing, he likes to spend time with family and friends, hike and swim at the Indiana Dunes, and play video games.

Billy has aspirations to start a career with the Major Airlines.  He’d also like to own his own airplane and continue instructing throughout his life!  He is very passionate about flying and instructing.

Michael Holland

CFI / CFII

Michael grew up listening to his Great Uncle’s stories of flying fighter jets.  As a kid, he took a flight on a commercial airliner and was instantly hooked.  He knew at a very early age that this was his calling in life.

Michael earned many of his flight certificates at Region Flyers.  He is currently a student at Purdue University majoring in aircraft mechanics.  He hopes to someday have a plane of his own.

In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with family, working out, hiking, teaching swimming lessons, flying drones, and skydiving.

Tony Rose

Ground School Instructor

Tony, a veteran pilot, former public school teacher and principal, is our Advanced Ground Instructor.

He offers ground school classes twice a week in sessions that last 12 weeks each.  His goal is to prepare prospective private pilots to pass their required FAA written exam. 

In Tony’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, playing a MEAN guitar, and of course flying!

Contact Tony for details on all things related to ground school.

Dana Prill

CFI / CFII

Dana has been fascinated with flight since as long as she can remember.  One of her earliest memories is when she was sitting on her first flight, gazing with awe and wonder out the window on  the world below her.

She graduated from the University of Illinois with an aviation degree and since been flight instructing since then.  She has previously worked in the aviation department at a major U.S. Government private contracting firm, but has now exclusively focused her attention of full-time teaching.

An avid hiker, she also enjoys cycling, camping, scuba diving, and anything that brings her outside. Dana has aspirations of flying for FedEx on long international flights one day!

 

Luke Vaughn

CFI / CFII / MEI

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Mesha Masters

CFI / CFII

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Keith Walatka

CFI / CFII / MEI

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Gwynn Hammermeister

Executive Assistant

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4205 Murvihill Rd.

Valparaiso, IN 46383

PHONE: 844-435-9694