Justin Cupples

Justin Cupples


My Responsibilities
My responsibilities as an instructor are to help you realize your dream of becoming a pilot by providing quality instruction tailored to you as an individual.

My Bio
I grew up in Peoria, Illinois where I joined the Illinois Air National Guard as a Tactical Air Control Party specialist after high school. Continued my academic education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I completed a bachelors in Science. Currently, still in the Air National Guard as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller-Instructor and finishing up my second bachelors in Aerospace and Middle Tennessee State University.

My Hobbies
I love the outdoors and traveling as much as I can! Also enjoy rock climbing, hiking, biking and of course flying. Travelled 40+ countries covering 5 continents, always trying to visit new places.

My Favorite Thing About Wings
The staff and employees at Wings are super welcoming and passionate about flying. Its great to be around other people who have the same interests.

My Motto
“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” -Thomas Jefferson

My Message to You
Flight training can be challenging, so stay committed to your goals, the hard work pays off. But remember flying is not just about reaching your destination, it’s also about enjoying the experience. Savor the adventure and the incredible views you’ll have the privilege to see. Remember that learning to fly is a journey, and as your flight instructor I will be there to guide you through each step. Ask questions, seek advice, and always prioritize safety in your aviation pursuits.