Feb 2017 Ashley Kosturock (Mississippi)
Ashley Kosturock is based at MS82,Â Shade Tree Airport, Gulfport, Mississippi.
I am a Graduate student at Mississippi State University, working towards my Masters in Aerospace Engineering. As an undergraduate student I was privileged with a UAV Pilot job, flying for the school before it became the Center of Excellence for the FAA.
I learned to fly at Shade Tree Airport, the best grass strip around. All of my hours until solo were in an experimental Piper Cub. My dream is to become a Flight Test Engineer and eventually run a floatplane charter company on the MS Gulf Coast!
Why I Love Taildraggers: There’s nothing like nailing a 3-point landing. You always have to be alert on take-off and landing, which adds more adrenaline. It takes a certain skill set to fly tail-wheel, but it takes a proficient pilot to land one! 🙂
J-3 Piper Cub
Aeronca Champ 7AC
PA-22 Piper Colt
PA-22 Piper Tripacer
C-130J Simulator(Keesler Air Force Base)
T-6 Texan II Simulator(Pensacola Naval Air Station)
Starduster Too SA300
T-6 Texan I
Dream Taildragger: Â A Gee Bee. They are just so darn cute!!