Ben has always had a passionate interest in the world of aviation. He pursued flying at an early age and first earned his Private Pilot certificate right out of high school near Boston. He went on to fly with the Civil Air Patrol and work as a volunteer EMT for many years in Vermont while pursuing his undergraduate engineering degree. Since graduating college, Ben has been working for a large aircraft engine manufacturing company designing and testing a broad array of different jet engine products – while squeezing in some time on weekends to fly skydivers and Pilots N Paws missions. Outside of flying, Ben also enjoys shredding fresh powder, mountain biking, hiking, and scuba diving.