Jan 2018 Brenda LaMott (Idaho)
Brenda LaMott is based atÂ KBOI,Â Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field,Â Boise, Idaho.
I learned to fly in dadâ€™s 1952 C170B in Eastern Oregonâ€™s back country. Soloed on 16th birthday. Check-ride when I was 17. Then life happened. Life and career happened and I stopped flying for 12 years. Got back in the air on my birthday of 2017 and making plans to adopt [read â€œkid-stealâ€] Dadâ€™s bird. My local Class Charlie sure ainâ€™t the space I grew up in. Right now Iâ€™m finding the joy I once knew off this busy, noisy, hurried, bossy, demanding airspace.
Ratings: 1990 ASEL in a Cessna 170B
1952 Cessna 170B
C150 (2 hours of â€˜ohâ€™.)
C172 (1 hour)
Favorite Taildragger: The 170B but more to be experienced.
Thoughts on Taildragging: Rudder pedals are all Iâ€™ve known from the start. I can drive a car. I donâ€™t want to drive an airplane. I love doing stuff lots of dudes wonâ€™t, canâ€™t, or are afraid to try. And Dadâ€™s C170 â€“ THAT 170 â€“ sheâ€™s home and Christmas and family and joy and independence and freedom and confidence and empowerment. It grew me up with my chin up. That 170 taught me that Iâ€™m never truly in control but can predict and handle pretty much any dangerous situation. And that some dangerous things are really, really, fun if done correctly. I would not be the woman I am if Dad cared more about his wingtips than his daughters. (And sheâ€™s never been groundlooped by a girlÂ .)