Benny is working today
Hours: 11am - 10pm
Benny Harnish | Flight Instructor
Certificates & Ratings Held: CFI, CFII
They say music can take you places. For me it did. But with my pilot certificates, I found I can take myself (and my passengers) places in a totally different way!
My career as a musician took me from tuxedoed orchestra concerts to tiny coffee house gigs with almost everything in between. Eventually, while “living the dream” playing and teaching music, I found myself looking for new challenges and opportunities, musical and otherwise. My wife got me a discovery flight as a birthday present and I was hooked right away. Before I knew it, I wasn’t going to Nashville just to play, but rather to take a buddy on a quick flight to Memphis for lunch.
I did the bulk of my professional flight training in Los Angeles, which is some of the busiest airspace in the country. (Pro tip: it’s way more fun to pilot a small airplane over LAX than to try to get your musical instruments through TSA security!) I’ve flown a variety of light aircraft and am looking forward to getting into even bigger and faster equipment down the line.
For now, I’m always hunting for some new diner to try at some little airport somewhere, or for a great story from a pilot with an old, cool airplane. I’m excited to continue my adventure flying here in the PNW. I’m even more excited to start students on their own adventures. And to hear your new aviation stories!