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 🙂
Lisa MartinPosted at 08:43h, 22 June
I hope you can make it to Smiley Creek. It’s pretty close to you and would be a great start on backcountry flying. Has the weather been a bugger this year around Pullman? I went to school there too (way back in 85 and 86) and did a little flying in and out of that airport. We still stop in at Lewistown every chance we get to say Hi to Ralph and Paula. Every once in awhile we wonder what life would have been like if we’d have stayed in the Palouse Country. It sure is beautiful.
christina chapmanPosted at 14:28h, 17 June
Anna, Welcome to LLT! You are going to know that 170B inside and out. Great opportunity to work on it. WOW! Yes COME to Smiley Creek fly-in. You will meet some amazing women and learn incredible things. You can register right here on LLT too. There will be some backcountry flight instruction–not sure if there will be a taildragger to learn in yet or not. Mostly they instruct from the pilot’s own aircraft. However, there will be a 182. It isn’t a tailwheel but you can still get an orientation to that sort of flying. Plus we’ll have a ground school the first evening to cover basics. Hey, it will be fun regardless. And, we will all come away changed for the better. Promise! Hope to see you at Smiley Creek!!!!