Tim Nelson
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Hours:  9am - 6pm
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Tim Nelson | Flight Supervisor & Instructor

Certificates & Ratings Held:  CFI, CFII

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Instructor Bio

I've been a fan of flying since I was a kid, but the thought of pursuing a career in aviation didn't arise until I was almost 30. Previously, I worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician before returning to school to pursue a college education. I transferred from community college and attended business school at the University of Washington. After graduating college, I began working at Rainier Flight Service as a member of the administrative team. While working full-time at Rainier, I began collecting all my pilot certificates and immersing myself within the aviation community.

Deciding to become a pilot is one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. In addition to experiencing the world and life from a different perspective, I’m most thankful for how it’s changed me as a person and how I live my life. From leadership, to risk management and decision-making, aviation has been a path to help me become the best version of myself.

As a member of the administrative team, I’ve learned how to blend my passion for business and aviation while helping others succeed in achieving their dreams. Regardless of whether you want to fly for fun or as a profession, I’d welcome the opportunity to be a part of your aviation journey. I specialize in providing CFI-Initial and spin training at our Tacoma Narrows location.

When not in the office or flying, I’m spending time with Madison (my wife) and Ben (my 2-year old son)! I also enjoy spending some time in the gym, following sports, or learning something new.