Instructors

Joshua Monson
Josh is a graduate of College of the Ozarks and has been flying since 2001. He worked as a mechanic for American Eagle Airlines for a number of years. In 2014 he renewed his flight instructor certificate by “upgrading” to the Instrument Instructor Certificate. Josh loves all things flying. Growing up in Bolivia, South America around missionary pilots has given him an appreciation for bush flying and good stick-and-rudder skills.

David Payne
A business owning entrepreneur for the last 30 years, and a CFI for the past 10. Been in Springfield for 5 years after moving from Kansas. Crosswinds, nothing like where I came from. I have a passion for safe flying, knowing your personal minimums while challenging yourself to learn on every single flight-how can I better myself next time. -Dave Payne
Joseph Dittrich