Feb 2018 Amy Reiss (Pennsylvania)
Amy K Reiss is based atÂ KXLL,Â Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport,Â Allentown, Pennsylvania.
IÂ am currently building hours for my commercial rating and working to finish up my Bachelor’s in Aeronautics by this fall. I first started flying January 29, 2017 and just got my IFR rating early December 2017. Aviation has opened my eyes to a whole new world. It has been a challenge working full-time, managing college classwork, and chipping away at my ratings, but it has taught me a lot; as a pilot and as a person.
I knew since I was little that I wanted to fly and it’s very rewarding to have a license from the FAA in my hands today. One of the many things that I love about the aviation world is that you never stop learning. I have gained so much knowledge already within a year and continue to each and every time I fly. I’m excited for what the future has in store.
I have an Instagram page (@aviator_amy23) that I use to help promote aviation and inspire others to follow their dreams. It’s very rewarding to be able to help others who are also very passionate about what I love.
Ratings: Private Pilot, IFR rating, and Commercial Rating (In Progress).
Aircraft flown: DA20, DA40, Cessna 150, Cessna 152, Cessna 172, and a T-6D Texan (I will continue training in the T-6 as soon as I get my tailwheel endorsement).
Dream taildragger: Honestly, there are too many taildraggers that I’d love to fly to just pick one! I would love to own a Piper Cub one day and offer tailwheel endorsements and PPL training in a Cub when I get my CFI.
Thoughts on taildragging: I am drawn to the old souls who soar the skies compared to the newer aircraft with all their advanced avionics. When I fly in a taildragger, I feel as though I am taking a flight back in time and enjoying the very beginning of the aviation world as if I was there.