Our Flight Instructors


Hello, I would like to introduce myself as the founder of Fly There, LLC  at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK).   I’ve been involved in aviation for over 14 years, and am excited to share any experiences that may prove valuable when evaluating your options for choosing the correct flight school.  I have experience and qualifications in a wide range of aircraft which include but are not limited to the Cirrus SR 20 and 22, Bonanza, Decathlon, Piper Mirage/Matrix, Cessna 310 & 421, Pilatus PC-12 and a type rating in the EA-50 Eclipse Jet.  In addition I have experience using Garmin 430/530W’s, Avidyne EX 500 and 5000, Garmin G500 and G1000, Aspen EFD 1000 as well as various autopilots.

As a career flight instructor, it is my goal to provide you with the proper information when the time is right.  I look forward for the opportunity to meet with you, and discuss our flight school and the benefits associated with us.  I am dedicated and proud to provide the best I can offer in a Flight School/Aircraft Rental & Management facility, and I am positive that we have what you are looking for.

jason@flytherellc.com | 224.588.9364
1115 S. Wolf Rd., Hangar 5, Wheeling IL, 60090

Joe Bartosiak CFI|CFII|MEI

Joe realized his love for aviation and started flying with Jason Unger in 2007.   After receiving his Private Certificate, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona and began working towards his goal of becoming a CFI.  Joe has experience in a wide range of aircraft including the Piper Archer III, Arrow, Seminole, and Mirage/Matrix, Cirrus SR 22, Bonanza, Cessna 172 & 210, Pilatus PC-12 and holds a type rating in the CRJ 700 (CL-65).  Joe also has experience using Garmin’s 430/530W’s and G1000, Avidyne EX 500 and 5000, and Aspen’s EFD 1000.  In addition to working as one of our flight instructors, Joe is currently working towards a Bachelors degree in Airline Transport Professional Pilot Operations and also volunteers as a FAASTeam Representative.  His motivation and dedication has helped him turn his dream into a reality and strives to help other do the same.

joe@flytherellc.com | 847.414.0697
1115 S. Wolf Rd., Hangar 5, Wheeling IL, 60090

Mark Slaughter CFI

Mark earned his bachelor degree in business and continues to help run the family metal finishing business located in Chicago, IL.  Mark has always loved aviation and achieved his initial goal to get his Private Pilot certificate here at PWK in 1999.  He continued working on his ratings and became an instructor in 2000.  Mark is excited to be instructing for Fly There LLC and is looking forward to helping other achieve their dream of flight.

mark@flytherellc.com | 847.606.0644
1115 S. Wolf Rd., Hangar 5, Wheeling IL, 60090

Mike Melton CFI|CFII|MEI

Mike has been one of our flight instructors since 1990 and has trained pilots for the Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, and Instrument Instructor certificates/ratings.  He has also taught Private Pilot and Instrument Pilot ground schools and presented numerous safety seminars.  Since 2005 he has served as an Aviation Safety Counselor, now FAASTeam Representative.  Mike is also on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

mike@flytherellc.com | 847.638.1010
1115 S. Wolf Rd., Hangar 5, Wheeling IL, 60090


Hiam started his aviation career instructing out of Midway Airport in 1987.  He continued his career as a 135 Cargo Operator, flying nightly canceled checks in various types of challenging weather.  Later he transitioned as the company’s Chief Flight Instructor.  After two years of “hauling checks” in a T-210 and Aztec, Hiam spent two years flying for Continental Express as a First Office in the EMB-120 Brasilia.  He then as hired as the Chief Pilot/Director of Operations for a local 135 Operator.  After taking some time off to build a Home Inspection business, Hiam now returns to his first passion; flying.  He uses his past aviation experience to help his students become the safest, most proficient and professional pilots they can be.  Hiam is a FAASTeam Representative.

hiam@flytherellc.com | 312.804.4501
1115 S. Wolf Rd., Hangar 5, Wheeling IL, 60090