Sep 2011 Carla Kalke (Canada)
1st Solo!! Congratulations to Carla Kalke! Here’s a new update….
“Carla soloed the Citabria last night..there are 18 flight instructors in her school but only one is approved to teach in a tail wheel. Her InstructorÂ announced to the group that it was OK for Carla to swagger a bit because she was capable of doing something that they were not, followed by a look over his glasses…LOLÂ Cheers, Robert Cardinal”
The following posted August 24, 2011
Carla Kalke is based atÂ Abbotsford InternationalÂ AirportÂ (YXX), Abbotsford, British Columbia.
I’m a half owner of an Acrosport 2 biplane. I started my flight training this spring and I am training in an early Citabria. I have also flown the 7AC Champ. My favorite is flying the Acrosport 2. I like the extra power and the climb as well as the control sensitivity. I have put in quite a bit of time flying the Acrosport but I have not soloed it yet. I’m fine right now on takeoffs but I have to work on the landings a bit more but that will happen, its just a lot quicker on the controls than the Citabria and a lot more fun to fly.
My husband and I flew it back form Oklahoma this spring and it was a cold trip with over 2500 miles in that open cockpit, especially going through the mountains with outside temps well below zero.
I’m really excited about getting my license and learning some basic aerobatics.