To most people, the sky is the limit.
To those who love aviation, the sky is home.
Todd W. Shoup
Senior Pilot (CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP)
(800) 289-7141 Ext. 113
Todd W. Shoup is Muncie Aviation Company’s Senior Pilot in the Flight Department. Todd joined MAC in 1999 after having been a Piper Malibu customer for 10 years prior. Todd came to MAC with a corporate aviation and professional flight instruction background. He started at MAC with over 4000 hours of flight experience and presently has in excess of 16,000 hours. His flight experience ranges from Piper Super Cubs to all models of Piper and Daher aircraft to the Honda Aircraft Companies HA-420. His licenses include Single and Multi-Engine ATP, Instrument and multi-engine instructor, and Commercial Seaplane pilot. Todd has conducted flight operations in 49 of the 50 United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Todd is married to his wife, Kristie, and has three grown children, a daughter-in-law, and a son-in-law.
Todd graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Aerospace Technology. He enjoys working in his local church as a youth leader and teacher. He and Kristie jointly enjoy hiking, kayaking, shooting sports, and anything involving the seashore. Todd also continues build scale model aircraft in his free time.
Bryce A. Glassburn joined Muncie Aviation Company in September of 2015. He is a graduate of Vincennes University in 2007 with a major in Aviation Flight, and from the Purdue University College of Technology in 2009 with a major in Aviation Management. Bryce holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings and is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFII). Prior to joining MAC, Bryce instructed students at Rhoades Air Center in Columbus IN, Vincennes University Aviation in Indianapolis, and Tom Wood Aviation in Fishers IN. He is a welcomed addition to the Muncie Aviation Flight Department, holding over 3400 flight hours! Bryce thoroughly enjoys following his favorite sports including basketball, baseball, college football, golf, and racing. In his spare time he plays golf and travels for different sporting events.
Bryce A. Glassburn
Corporate Pilot (CFI, CFII)
(800) 289-7141 Ext. 114
Carl H. Walker
Pilot (CFI, CFII, IGI)
(800) 289-7141 Ext. 111
Carl H. Walker joined Muncie Aviation Company in October of 2022. He was able to establish deep roots in aviation as he grew up at an airport and has a father that is also a pilot. Some of his certifications and achievements include commercial single and multi-engine pilot, completed flight training at Pro Flight Vernon TX (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII), and Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI). Prior to arriving at Muncie Aviation, Carl had accumulated 650 flight hours. During his spare time, Carl enjoys hunting and shooting sports such as archery and skeet. Call for a discovery flight today!
learn to fly at muncie aviation
Whether you are learning for fun, to save time in travel, or to start your career in aviation, learning to fly will enrich your life in countless ways.
How to Start - Schedule a Discovery Flight
Cost: $99 / A discovery flight is a no-obligation introductory flight lesson, which consists of 40 minutes of flight time in a 4-seat Piper Archer, as well as 30 minutes of pre / post-flight briefings with an instructor. You'll be surprised how much you learn - and fly - in one lesson. Schedule your discovery flight today - 800.289.7141.
How much does it cost to learn to fly?A lot of variables affect the cost of learning to fly, including the frequency of flight lessons, weather conditions, the kind of aircraft in which you are training and its availability for scheduling, and individual aptitude. A rough estimate would range between $8,000 and $10,000, depending on the certificate being sought.
How long does it take to get a license?The same variables that affect the cost of learning to fly will affect the time it takes to earn your certificate. The FAA has established the minimum number of flight hours needed to obtain a certificate. Under Part 61 of the federal aviation regulations a minimum of 40 hours is required for a private pilot certificate. These flight hours can be spread over a time span of several months to a year or more.
What are the health requirements?Unless you’re flying as a sport pilot, you’ll need to visit an aviation medical examiner (AME) and obtain a medical certificate in order to fly as pilot in command. Your vision must be at least 20/40 for near and distant vision with or without corrective lenses, and you must be able to perceive those colors necessary for the safe pilot performance.