Jun 2011 Anna Schwisow (Idaho)
Anna Schwisow is based atÂ KPUW,Â Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport,Â Moscow, Idaho.
Hi, my name is Anna.
I started flying with a friend in a Taylorcraft when I was 13. Â Since, Iâ€™ve been flying almost exclusively in taildraggers â€“ I have hardly any tricycle time! Â I took some time off from flying for college, but now Iâ€™m trying to get back into it.
A couple of years ago, my dad and I bought a 1952 Cessna 170B with the Lycoming 180 conversion and constant speed prop. Â The plane lives part of the year with me at the Pullman, WA airport (near Moscow, ID), and part of the year with my dad at Sunrise Skypark near Marsing, ID.
We’ve been working on fixing it up, and even made it a new instrument panel last summer.
The two guys cutting a piece of aluminum are working on cutting my instrument panel – they’re a couple of my friends at UIdaho, Josh and Cam.
Since the plane is so capable and Idaho has some sweet backcountry, Iâ€™m hoping to start learning backcountry flying this summer.
Iâ€™m currently at the University of Idaho working on my Masterâ€™s degree in Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership. Â Once I graduate in August, I hope to do research in aviation education, and Iâ€™m especially interested in AOPAâ€™s research on attrition rates among student pilots.
Iâ€™m super-excited about finding this awesome group of beautiful and talented women! Â Hopefully Iâ€™ll make it to the Idaho fly-in at Smiley Creek to meet some of you. Â 🙂