Whitewater Aviation is a family-run business with a down-to-earth attitude. Our people are honest, safe, and respectful. Here are some of our current staff:

Brian Siebert – Flight Instructor


     Flight Instructor: ASEL, AMEL, Instrument


    Commercial: Helicopter




Brian has been instructing here for almost 20 years and has logged over 10,000 flight hours, many of which are in our rental aircraft. He is an avid aviation enthusiast and loves to instruct along with flying commercially for the airlines. Brian is a no nonsense type of instructor who demands a high level of safety. Brian is also a very skilled model aircraft and helicopter pilot.

Kelly MacDonald – Flight Instructor (full time)

     Flight Instructor: ASEL

     Commercial: ASEL, AMEL, ASES, Instrument


Hari Pammal – Flight Instructor (full time)

     Flight Instructor: ASEL, AMEL, Instrument

     Commercial: ASEL, AMEL










Hari’s mission as an instructor is to provide you with a safe environment, where you can learn to the best of your abilities & meet your aviation goals per your timeline. He’s passionate about flying and teaching. Hari is an avid grappler (Brazilian Jujitsu) and kite boarder.

 Kyle Lussow – Flight Instructor (full time)

Flight Instructor: ASEL       Commercial: ASEL, AMEL    Flight Instructor: ASEL

    Commercial: ASEL, AMEL, Instrument












Kyle earned his Private Pilot License with Whitewater Aviation and is a graduate of Purdue University’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology where he worked as a Flight Instructor. Being a third generation pilot and instructor, he strives to assist students of various ages and backgrounds to succeed in their flight training endeavors.

Trevin Manderschied – Flight Instructor


    Flight Instructor – ASEL, Instrument

    Commercial  – ASEL











  Steve Sturgil – Flight Instructor

     Flight Instructor: ASEL, AMEL, Instrument







Steve brings forty years aviation experience to his students. As a flight instructor of aircraft, both SEL and MEL as well as instruments, he has flown over twenty-five different types of aircraft and holds four type ratings. Now with Whitewater Aviation, he was a former airline pilot and corporate pilot as well as having spent ten years actively as a CFI . Steve is involved with training human factors for businesses around the country as a consultant and instructor when not flight instructing.