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Hours: 7am - 5pm
Jakob Bauer | Flight Instructor
Certificates & Ratings Held: CFI
My grandfather, who worked as an air traffic controller for the air force, told me his greatest regret was never learning how to fly. At the time, I was working as a technician at the MOPAR (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge) dealership just down the street from Renton Municipal Airport. Every day I watched airplanes buzz over the shop, either departing or arriving at the airport, and I longed to know what it felt like to sit behind the controls.
My aviation journey started with a discovery flight at Rainier Flight Service. I was overwhelmed with joy from the feeling of sitting in that little skycatcher, seeing the world from a whole different perspective. Looking down at my shop as we departed, I instantly knew that I was finally in the right place.
From there on out, I continued to balance work and flight training. I completed the entirety of my training with RFS, from my private license through my flight instructor certificate. I feel very blessed for the opportunity to share my passion of aviation with my students and help them discover everything this field has to offer, just as my instructors did with me!