Mar 2011 Allison Driver (Tennessee)
Allison Driver is based at (KMBT), Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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!
ErniePosted at 21:58h, 23 May
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 chapmanPosted at 13:03h, 09 August
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 BirchlerPosted at 19:43h, 05 August
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
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,
Jeanne MacPhersonPosted at 20:50h, 17 March
What a beautiful Citabria! I bet you have an awesome relationship with your Grandfather.
All the best to you,