Colin was bitten by the aviation bug at the age of 13 when his parents gifted him a discovery flight in Scottsdale, Arizona, in a Cessna 172. That was the moment he realized he wanted to become a pilot. In the summer of 2011, Colin traveled to Independence Aviation to escape the Arizona heat and start his aviation career. Only four weeks later he passed his check ride and achieved his childhood dream. After several years as an IA customer, Colin is now one of IA’s instructors, and his favorite part about teaching is witnessing his students fleetingly fall in love with aviation from the first flight. Colin is also an accomplished photographer and videographer.