Joel's journey with aviation began in 2005 with an introductory flight in a Cherokee 140. Like many fellow aviators, he caught the bug as a child and dreamed of becoming a pilot. He took his first official lesson at the age of 16 in Sevierville, Tennessee at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport and just a year later became a licensed pilot at the age of 17.
Joel completed his instrument rating, commercial, certified flight instructor(CFI/CFII), and multi engine rating within just a few years. He is a welcome addition to the Muncie Aviation Flight Department.