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Hours: 7am - 6pm
Carson Graham | Flight Instructor
Certificates & Ratings Held: CFI, CFII
My passion for aviation began at a very young age. Not long after I was born, my parents began taking me to airshows all across the Pacific Northwest. As I grew older, my dad knew how much I enjoyed being around airplanes. Because of this, he began carving me models of my favorite airshow performers, which we would then get signed by the pilot’s themselves. I will never forget the pure joy on their faces when they saw me holding a detailed model of their plane. A few of the pilot’s loved them so much, they even took my dad and I up for formation aerobatics. It was the most incredible experience of my life, and after that first flight I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up.
After patiently waiting, I finally started my flight training during high school. After lots of research, I enrolled in the Private Pilot course at Rainier Flight Service. Being my first serious flight training experience, I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. Everyone was so kind, supportive, and always made me feel like I was in the best place. Following high school, I packed up my things, and left for the University of North Dakota to pursue a Bachelor’s in Aeronautics, with a major in Commercial Aviation. My time in North Dakota was extremely beneficial to my aviation career, and I will never forget the knowledge, friends, and memories I made while I was there.
Aside from flying, hockey has been my biggest passion. Though Seattle isn’t well known for their ice, I have been skating for as long as I can remember. I have never taken a break from the sport, as I still currently play from the fall to spring months.
I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to share my passion for aviation, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Although challenging, learning to fly was the most rewarding experience of my life.