Allison Driver (Tennessee)

Allison Driver is based at (KMBT), Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Meet 14 year old student pilot, Allison Driver!

My name is Allison. I’m fourteen and I live in Murfreesboro, TN. I have been flying for most of my life.

My grandfather, Ernest Betancourt, bought a Citabria ten years ago with the intention of teaching my sister and me to fly. My grandad has his CFI ratings. He recently started teaching me and already I have ten hours of formal instruction.

My grandad used to have a Mooney but traded it for a Waco. Personally, I enjoy flying the Waco and Citabria better. I’m super excited about getting my license!

Cleaning the Waco

  • Ernie
    Posted at 21:58h, 23 May Reply

    I thought for sure Allison would have posted by now. She soloed the Citabria last Sunday, 5/20/2012. That coincidentally was her 16th birthday.

  • christina chapman
    Posted at 13:03h, 09 August Reply

    Way to go Allison. Keep up your flying. Starting so young, you are going to do something special with your flight training. And you are learning in amazing planes. This is very special.

  • Judy Birchler
    Judy Birchler
    Posted at 19:43h, 05 August Reply

    Allison, I just got your reservation for our lady taildragger fly-in, yippee!! Very cool! I’m soooo happy you are coming from Tennessee. Can’t wait to meet you kido. Have a fun flight up in that Citabria or Waco, looks like you have a choice, and I promise we’ll have a good time!

  • Posted at 21:15h, 17 March Reply

    Hiya Allison!!

    You go girl!! Keep getting those hours logged and get that license! We need more women Waco Pilots! Hope your Grandad will bring you to the Waco Fly-in in that beautiful bird! Be sure to take some pictures of you flying so we all can see! Keep us updated on your progress too! We’ll all be cheering you on!!!

    Til the spars crack,
    aka WacoRNF

  • Jeanne MacPherson
    Posted at 20:50h, 17 March Reply


    What a beautiful Citabria! I bet you have an awesome relationship with your Grandfather.

    Pretty nice.

    All the best to you,


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