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Sam started flying when he was 12 years old with an interest in aviation since he was 6 years old. His parents used to bring him to both Beverly and Logan Airports to watch planes takeoff and land. He started working at Beverly Flight Center when he was 13 years old greasing the airplane yokes and cleaning the windshields. This evolved into eventually washing the planes in the summer to make money for flying lessons. Sam soloed at 16 years old and got his private license at 17.
After graduating from Swampscott High School, he joined the North Shore Community College Aviation Science program where he earned both his instrument rating and commercial license in the first year of the program. Sam also earned his instrument ground instructor certificate and remote pilot certificate as well. He is a peer mentor in the Aviation program at NSCC where he tutors and guides the aviation students along with their ratings. Sam plans to transfer to Salem State University where he plans to earn his bachelor’s degree.
Today, Sam is a flight instructor at Beverly Flight Center and is also dispatching and flying scenic flights for customers around New England. He also manages all of Beverly Flight Center’s social media and website pages.
Sam loves flying technologically advanced aircraft, especially the Cirrus, and flying with his friends on his days off. During his time away from Beverly Airport, he enjoys aircraft photography at Logan Int’l Airport, traveling, and bike riding.