Ben has degrees in Biology and Chemistry and a doctorate in Dentistry (DDS). He has a Master’s degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He was an adjunct professor at ERAU teaching Flight Physiology. He has had a flying career spanning 32 years during which he earned Comm/ME/Instr ratings. He holds an Advanced Ground Instructor certification and soon to complete the CFI certification. He has experience in Beechcraft, Cessna and Twin Cessna aircraft including turboprop types.