Since first taking to the skies at the young age of a month old with his father, the air has been home for Ben. He has grown up as a fourth generation pilot, and therefore, flying is truly in his blood. He soloed gliders at the age of fourteen and soloed a Piper Super Cub and earned his Private Pilot's license in gliders both on his sixteenth birthday. Exactly one year later he earned his Private Pilot's license in powered aircraft on his seventeenth birthday. He has worked as a tow pilot flying various aircraft, towing gliders.
At 20 years of age, Ben is one of the youngest aerobatic pilots in the nation today. Despite his age, he has found success within the sport. He travels around the western portion of the United States for various flying events, majority of which are aerobatic competitions. His experience spans over 30 aircraft types from high performance aerobatic aircraft such as Pitts Specials and Extra's to classic warbirds like Stearman's and AT-6's.
Ben continues to rapidly progress in the sport of aerobatics. He will be performing at the National Aerobatic Championships for the first time this year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. His goal is to place in the top portion of pilots. He plans on moving up to the Advanced Category within the next season as he continues to push himself and develop his skills.
Learn more about Ben at Rose Aerosports online!