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Hours: 5am - 10am
Cameron Etezadi | Flight Instructor
Certificates & Ratings Held: CFI
Coming from a long time Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) family in St. Louis, airplanes have always been a part of my life. However, it wasn't until college that I learned to fly. After my freshman year finals wrapped up at college in Houston, I darted off to Norman, Oklahoma and got my private pilot's license in just 24 days of very intensive all-day training. I was hooked! When I returned to Texas, ink-still-wet ticket in hand, I would escape the heat and humidity on the weekends by running away in a Cessna 150 or Piper Warrior, often to long-abandoned airfields tucked into the barrier islands on the Gulf Coast. If the sprawl of the city got to me, having the option to get above it all made my time down there much more bearable. Along the way, flying introduced me to a lot of great people and great get-aways that were only practical as a pilot.
In the following 25+ years of flying, I've earned commercial single engine and multiengine land and seaplane ratings (all four!) and a commercial helicopter pilot's license. I am also an avid skydiver with a D license from the USPA and more than 400 jumps in my log book - all of which were intentional!
I've been in Seattle since 1996, on and off, and I'm grateful Rainier allows me the opportunity to teach and share my passion for aviation with others. I work in technology during the weekdays, but I really live for getting up in the air with students each and every weekend. I hope that together we can help make your aviation ambitions come alive!