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Hours: 9am - 5pm
Josh Sample | Flight Instructor
Certificates & Ratings Held: CFI
I am a Seattle native but spent the majority of my childhood growing up right outside of Atlanta, GA. I spent many summers traveling from GA to WA and I looked forward to nothing more than the flights. I felt like the airports were always exciting because it was different than most peoples normal day to day life. I was drawn in by the airport atmosphere, travel, the big planes, and the cool pilots. It gave me a sense of belonging and being a pilot became my dream.
I came back to the Seattle area to finish up my high school senior year, which unfortunately coincided with the 2008 market crash; delaying the start to my aviation training. I found myself waiting tables through college (business major) followed by time in automotive sales, being a restaurant owner, and working as a transit operator for King County Metro. The combination of my work experience and growing up on opposite ends of the country gave me important life skills as well as being able to relate with people from all walks of life! Fortunately, in 2016, I was able to join Central Washington University’s aviation program where I earned my certificates and my BS as a commercial pilot major. Outside of flying I love to golf, exercise, and travel!
I am extremely happy to be part of the Rainier Flight Service team as it combines both my passion for flying with my passion for people! As a flight instructor, my goals align with Rainier’s mission in striving to provide the best quality of instruction, having the highest level of safety, and making learning fun! I’m so happy to be a part of the Rainier team; let’s go fly!