As the first pilot in his family, Aaron grew up around cars and playing ice hockey. Becoming a pilot was the furthest from his imagination. After graduating from Arizona State University in 2012 with a degree in business communications, he decided to turn a college internship in commercial real estate into a job. After moving from the commercial side to the residential side, he realized that he needed to find his calling. He stumbled on aviation through a close high school friend that was a flight instructor while attending college. They went on a few trips together along the West Coast and Aaron began to log flight instruction time and learn more about aviation. As the New Year had just passed, he had a New Years resolution to pursue something that he knew little about. Aviation was it! As the private pilot training process went on, he grew more and more fond of the idea of becoming a pilot. After completing his training at Sierra Charlie Aviation, he is now fully immersed in the world of aviation and has made flying his full time career.
Aaron has experience in Cessna, Beechcraft, Cirrus, Piper, Aviat Husky, and Pilatus with just under 1000 hours total time. With almost 400 hours of instruction given, Aaron understands the unique experience of teaching people how to fly. As he has logged over 350 hours of cross country time, he understands the real life application, and conveys that through his teaching in a basic, real life manner.
When he is not at the airport, he enjoys time in the mountains either skiing or mountain biking, along with working out and spending time with family and friends. He likes to keep things light hearted and fun at all times “because if it’s not fun, what’s the point?”