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Matt Baum


Matt Baum

Certified Flight Instructor

Home Town: Rochester, NY

Ratings Held: CFI/CFII

Aircraft Specialty: Cessna 172, Piper PA-28

Flight Experience/Training:
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice, Gannon University

What is rewarding to you about being a CFI?

For me, the most rewarding thing is helping spread the joy of aviation. People who have been interested in airplanes their whole life rediscover that joy the first time they take the controls, when they solo, or when they pass their checkride. They go on to take friends flying, or tell their family, and more people may discover that aviation is their true passion. Being able to help people realize their dream in aviation and help spread that joy is incredibly rewarding.

Favorite Quote:

“Any pilot can describe the mechanics of flying. What it can do for the spirit of man is beyond description” - Barry Goldwater