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19-year-old helicopter pilot joins the fight against wildfires in California:
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Take care of yourself and stay safe❤️

Fly like a girl. Great job young lady!

Say hello 👋 to I Hart Flying Foundation Scholarship Recipient 💞Chelsea Montgomery💞

She won the Adavced-Rating Scholarahip from their “Go Fuel your Passion” dual turned triple opportunity!

Hear what Chelsea has to say below👇
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Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Sweet

Did you start your first lessons in a cub?

Congratulations

And in the perfect aircraft ! Congrats !

Nice the shirttail matches the Cub's color.

Congratulations

You soled in a tail dragger? Super awesome!

🥳 congrats and welcome to the club ❤️

Can’t think of a better airplane for a first solo! (Although I’m probably biased, since my first solo was in a Cub too). Congrats!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations 🥳

Congratulations! 🎉

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations. Especialky in a taildragger

Congratulations!

Yea

Awesome! Snd in a TW plane nonetheless!!!

Way cool! Congratulations!

Outstanding!

Woohoo! Way to go! 😃

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Dear ladies, I want to own up to a mistake I made. I was trying trying to ask a hard question and It ended up very much like an attack on another woman. My words were all wrong and I feel terrible. Though my intentions weren’t bad, I let a lot of people down.
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Explanation of said question: I feel like I myself walk a fine line of knowing that I’ll get a lot more attention if I post a pic with me in it... using my ‘girl card’ in the backcountry flying world. What I really wanted to know is if that’s good for women aviators or it undermines them. Anyways, I’m terrible sorry, my sisters. Those that know me in real life know that I’m actually a good, kindhearted person. I hope you can forgive me.
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Dear ladies, I want to own up to a mistake I made. I was trying trying to ask a hard question and It ended up  very much like an attack on another woman. My words were all wrong and I feel terrible. Though my intentions weren’t bad, I let a lot of people down. 
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Explanation of said question: I feel like I myself walk a fine line of knowing that I’ll get a lot more attention if I post a pic with me in it... using my ‘girl card’ in the backcountry flying world. What I really wanted to know is if that’s good for women aviators or it undermines them. Anyways, I’m terrible sorry, my sisters. Those that know me in real life know that I’m actually a good, kindhearted person. I hope you can forgive me.

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I can’t wait to meet you in real life Leighan. 💜

It depends. I don't post pictures of myself publicly on social media because I don't want to generate attention. If you want to post pictures though, just do it! There is no reason you should feel like it undermines you.

I feel you and hear all of this. 🤗 I didn’t see the original post but I oftentimes find myself wondering the same, and it can be tricky finding the right way to type it behind text when not able to verbally express yourself/converse. Text is so easily mis-read and really, even mis-delivered.

You really just need to stop posting in general ... too much drama and not aviation !!

You’re doing the flying. You’re real. If you want to be in the picture, be in it. Representation is important.

<3

Your not trying to get attention by being naked. Pictures are great...that’s why it’s called face-book. I want to know who you are, including what your face looks like. Maybe we’ll recognize each other in the backcountry someday.

My feeling is that photos with people in them generally get more attention as they seem to be a bit more “personal” be it male or female. I didn’t see the post but did read some of your post afterwards so I can’t speak to that but I enjoy your posts. I love to see women enjoying this wonderful thing called aviation, and everyone has different experiences and things to say and show. Posting, texting etc can be a mixed bag and it’s easy to have miscommunication. You’ve been honest and forth write and that I respect. Keep learning and posting! Girls kick ass 💕

It’s not anything I’d worry about. Just fly and have fun.

Breathe. The past is no longer. If it is bothering you, you should do what you can to make it right and then move forward having learned from the experience. Namaste.

Wisdom comes from experience, and experience comes from mistakes. Not saying you made one (you didn’t) just saying- please don’t let fear stop you on your path to wisdom. You are just fine, and the community loves and supports you. Fly on.

Celebrate you as a pilot. I feel you’re not undermining yourself. Go for it!

GO FOR IT!!! You are allowed to be a woman AND fly. We need to do away with the culture that tells women how to act and what to wear. Shall we all just wear hoods over our faces so we don't accidentally look too pretty for someone?? We couldn't possibly expect men (and other sanctimonious women) to treat women like human beings regardless of how they look, uugh.

I feel seen. Great topic. A few thoughts. People should do what makes them happy. And yes I am sure some people post pix for attention, but most are simply highlighting their participation in their love of aviation, not their looks. Not sure the topic is good or bad, probably depends on the intent(which is almost impossible to figure out). But the above pix just looks to me like a female pilot enjoying some time in the air! No apologies needed, but brava for offering one! You're a good soul! Fly safe!

Fly safe ! Have fun!

Having you in the photo just allows all of us to be “in the moment” with you. It is this sharing that inspires and brings us closer as aviators. We are so few, yet FB let’s us know we are many more then we imagined.

Ladies, call them out as you see them!!! Live your Life and fly as if your life depends on it. No one should be the judge! These jokers will come Out of the wood work. I hope he gets removed from here quickly!

I’m the queen of saying the wrong thing and it being taken the wrong way. All is forgiven here. Plus we have to forgive to be forgiven 😜. Bless you for having a heart that cares enough to say your sorry. I didn’t see the original post but we are sisters in aviation, enjoy! Fly and celebrate our accomplishments together. 😊

On the other hand, I've been told I've inspired people (of all genders) into taking up flying or flying a different type of airplane. I doubt just posting photos or videos of just airplanes would do the same trick. So if you safety can, you should. If you don't feel safe or comfortable, then you shouldn't.

No worries! We all say/post words that can be misinterpreted at one time or another. That's life. You did well, by expressing your true intentions. Blueskies and tailwinds!

Leighan Falley I think your explanation and humble attitude towards your original post (I didn’t see it) is admirable. That being said, I have been a follower of yours on Instagram forever, and your photos are nothing short of inspiring to me. Without you in them, they’re beautiful. The planes you fly, the places you go, inspiring. WITH you in them, it gives me- as a female student tailwheel pilot who only dreams of a life like yours at the moment- SUCH inspiration. Whether you’re in them or not, you use your platform to share what you love and that’s all that matters. But for me personally, I enjoy SEEING women in aviation (especially in the backcountry!) because it really just gives you that “Wow, see? That really is a goal that I could attain.” thoughts. Thanks for being so transparent and keep on sharing your world!

It's weird but true that women are often ashamed of what they have achieved for various reasons that society drills into them. This is not he same for men, they are encouraged to express, and show, how great they are often to their detriment (injury or death). Honestly regardless of your gender you should be proud of your accomplishments and the skills you have mastered as a pilot. Bring on the pics💖

Whatever just fucking fly and do you... ignore the girl card and stop feeding the ego both ways. Blue skies

The public will perceive you as you put yourself out there.. low cut shirts.. not probably the best move if you’re wanting a professional career in aviation.. positive, happy, picture with you out doing your thing.. go for it!! We need more women aviators, more women who go for their dreams! So it’s different for everyone but it can be used against you in commercial aviation for sure if used incorrectly.. but females in a male dominate hobby/career will always get more attention regardless of your motives.. just put out good vibes and smile ladies 💕

I didn’t see the original post but there’s never any reason one should have to defend a positive post with positive intentions. I hope that’s what we’re all here to promote🌟

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Have some airline pilot friends that live in a tiny apartment but have his and hers Pitts. Asked why they didn't get rid of one and get a bigger home, she says, "You can't do aerobatics in your house, but you can sleep in your aircraft." ... See MoreSee Less

Have some airline pilot friends that live in a tiny apartment but have his and hers Pitts. Asked why they didnt get rid of one and get a bigger home, she says, You cant do aerobatics in your house, but you can sleep in your aircraft.

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We lived in a mobile home for a few years to afford an airplane.That was 46 years ago. Have a house now and the same airplane.

Love this!❤️ we live in a hangar, on a grass strip KWTF. Citabria has to sleep well, too.

I agree 100% with her, but I think I’d be better off sleeping under the wing.

82WN!

Love that, I feel the same 😉

Hoping to find me a copilot myself. 💕

That is pretty skilled to do in a Pitts

what, sleep in it? I agree, I know of no Pitts that would be particularly comfortable to sleep in. Kate?

Jacqueline Warda, ever sleep in your's?

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Anyone have a sport license (or recreational even though I've been told it's less popular)? Or anyone who did their sport first and obtained their private later on? Looking for opinions/guidance! Thanks ladies! 😊

Added Edit: Anyone an instructor maybe (or recommends one)? I'm in Oklahoma.
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This is a good post, I am considering the same thing. A friend of mine is suggesting it.

My uncle has had a sport license for years and loves it! I had one before l decided to go commercial... l think it's an awesome license to hold!

Sport Pilot here. Don't even want to go for the private. Especially don't want to see a doctor. I also have an AGI which I got first. I own two airplanes. Your fun may vary. 🙂

YES YES YES!!! Get your sport license first... That way you can get in the air and learn more of the dynamics of flying and more of the people...

I had sport, then sport CFI then private.

I have a sport now and am working on private.

It’s a great way to go!

Hey! I have 2 light sport students at the moment and would be happy to answer any questions!! I think it’s a great option for those who want to get into aviation at a lower cost (especially with all of the awesome new light sport planes out there!) Or for someone who is worried about keeping up with a medical, but has a clear medical history.

Unless you have a medical issue just get your PPL

Added Edit: Anyone an instructor maybe (or recommends one)? I'm in Oklahoma.

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When my daughter was born, I took her for her first flight at 2 weeks old. We went again when she was 6 months. Both times, she was on her mom's lap.

Today, she is just over 3 years old, and she "soloed" with daddy for the first time in our Citabria. She giggled the whole time and when we landed, she exclaimed "We did it!"

Easily the best and most memorable flight I've ever had. It means a lot not just because she's my kid, but she is our future and the hook has been set.

I might be slightly biased, but she's a natural at modelling on the stearman too!
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My first flight was at a few months old and was BOS-ZRH. Since then, I’ve been up with my dad in a few GA aircraft, but last summer was probably the most memorable when I got to go up in his 1940 Taylorcraft that he bought in college (his first airplane) that my husband restored. Hoping to get my PPL and tailwheel endorsement so I can fly “Miss T” too

😍 so dang cute guys!!

Myself, our son, our daughter, and our grandson all took our first flight before age 1 in our family heirlooms J-3. We’ve been flying her over 71 years!

She already has the confidence n attitude of Pilot early on - love it

We did the same with my oldest daughter. Even took her to Alaska! But as an adult she's SCARED TO DEATH of flying. I don't know why.

What a feeling for everyone!!

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Inspiration. Arizona, Lake Pleasant 1998 - As a new tail wheel PPL I was stranded at the airfield, staying at Kemmeries Aviation who just put me up for free. The man in the picture just flew with me once and told me I could take the Cub out for sving when I wanted, he even brought fuel on his truck for me- just one of the aircraftsharing hospitality I have experienced so much in the US. I hope I can be as generous as this man sharing my aircraft with new pilots and encourage others to take up taildragger flying.

You can follow my restoration project of my old L4 Cub here- and help the dream to come true and the Cub back on it’s wings by Subscribing (it’s free) to my channel. i need 1000 subscribers and have 60 after two weeks- you subscribtion is a great help.
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Inspiration. Arizona, Lake Pleasant 1998 - As a new tail wheel PPL I was stranded at the airfield, staying at Kemmeries Aviation who just put me up for free. The man in the picture just flew with me once and told me I could take the Cub out for sving when I wanted, he even brought fuel on his truck for me- just one of the  aircraftsharing hospitality I have experienced so much in the US. I hope I can be as generous as this man sharing my aircraft with new pilots and encourage others to take up taildragger flying. 

You can follow my restoration project of my old L4 Cub here- and help the dream to come true and the Cub back on it’s wings by Subscribing (it’s free) to my channel. https://youtu.be/NE6mX8RqmGI i need 1000 subscribers and have 60 after two weeks- you subscribtion is a great help.Image attachment

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Have a great time - fly safe - keep warm.

Have a fabulous time... so great to see you flying when so many events are cancelled here in UK

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