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 has been with MAC since 1999 and was a Piper Malibu customer for 10 years prior to starting with us. Todd came to MAC with a Corporate Aviation and Professional Flight Instructor background. He started at MAC with over 4000 hours of experience and now has in excess of 15,000 hours. His flight experience ranges from the latest model of the Daher TBM to Piper Cheyenne IIXLs to Cessna 150s and Piper Super Cubs. His licenses include Single Engine and Multi Engine ATP, Instrument and Multi-engine Flight Instructor and Commercial Seaplane pilot. Todd has conducted flight operations in 49 of the 50 United States, Canada, and throughout the Caribbean. He is married to his college sweetheart, Kristie L. Shoup. Both Todd and Kristie attended, and met at, Kent State University. Todd graduated KSU with a BS in Aerospace Technology. Kristie graduated Taylor University a few years later with a BA in Elementary Education and from Ball State University with a MA in Special
Education. Kristie works as a special education teacher in a local school system. Todd and Kristie have three children and one son-in-law. Jon, Laura, Matt, and Greg all currently serve in either the USAF or the Ohio Air National Guard. While they do not fly, they each hold down rather interesting or challenging career fields ranging from EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) to intelligence analyst to internet systems operations and security. Three of their children at conveniently based at near by Wright Patterson Air Force Base while their oldest son is based at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. Todd enjoys working in his local church as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher. He, along with Kristie, enjoy hiking, kayaking, and shooting sports. Todd also continues to build scale model aircraft in his free time.
Bryce A. Glassburn
Corporate Pilot (CFI, CFII)
(800) 289-7141 Ext. 114
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 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.
learn to fly at muncie aviation
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.
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.
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.
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.