Oct 2011 Brandi Terkeurst (Alabama)
Brandi Terkeurst is based atÂ Â Moontown Airport, 3M5, located just east of Huntsville, Alabama.
My name is Brandi and I fly out of a small grass strip in northern Alabama called Moontown. I blame my grandfather for getting aviation in my blood (I thank him all the time). He flew bombers in WWII and owned several aircraft over the years. I only remember flying with him once, so I didnâ€™t grow up around it.
A complete coincidence, I now work for a legacy carrier in an operations control center tackling global issues on a daily basis. I love it, but for me it doesnâ€™t compare to GA. There ainâ€™t nothing better than dragging your tail around on a nice afternoon while you put your work aside. I like the freedom of flying on my schedule. I compare it to getting a bicycle when youâ€™re a kid and being able to go down to the local ice cream shop.
Then, you get your driverâ€™s license at sixteen to go grab dinner all the way downtown. Obtaining a pilotâ€™s license just opens the next door to the whole world â€“ you know what Iâ€™m talking about. Tail draggers just make it that much more fun! I took my private check ride in our 1954 Cessna 170B. Iâ€™m in the process of restoring a 1947 Cessna 140.