Instructors


Joshua Monson

CFI/CFII 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

Dave is a business owning entrepreneur for the last 30 years, and is a CFI/CFII. He’s been in Springfield for 5 years after moving from Kansas. Crosswinds here are nothing like where he came from! He has a passion for safe flying, knowing your personal minimums while challenging yourself to learn on every single flight, and asking, “How can I better myself next time?”


Joseph Dittrich

Joseph is a CFI.

Nathan White
Nathan is a CFI/CFII and airframe mechanic. He began flying in San Diego, California, where he got his private and instrument rating. He completed his commercial, CFI, CFII, and airframe mechanic ratings back in the Midwest. He is all about common sense and practical flying with emphasis on safety and professionalism, so that students can professionally “fly by the numbers” but still think through new problems.