Nov 2010 Carolyn Pasqualino (Illinois)
Carolyn Pasqualino is based at Poplar Grove Airport (C77), Poplar Grove, Illinois.
I started flying in 1974 and ended up marrying Mark, my flight instructor. Â We have owned our 1946 Cessna 120 since 1990 and it shares the hangar in our back yard with a Beech Debonair and Beech T34-B. Â We have lived at Bel Air Estates on the Poplar Grove Airport, since 1997 and love living on a residential airport.
The midwest is a haven for Sunday morning pancake breakfasts, and we enjoy flying to them almost every week in the summer. Â Since we’re just 100 miles from Oshkosh, we fly there every year for AirVenture too.
I’ve been a pilot for United Airlines for almost 26 years and am currently a captain on the Boeing 747-400. Â After all the changes in the airline industry the last decade, flying my own airplane is a lot more fun than airline flying!
Peter BrunkPosted at 13:13h, 29 July
Oh forgot to say– flew a turbo beaver floatplane last sept for a few hours near Stuart Island, BC— what a dream! Lots of power, smooth water and awesome mountain views!
Carolyn PasqualinoPosted at 21:46h, 30 July
Wow, you have a great memory! Thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the flight to China. I’m off for Hong Kong tomorrow after spending 10 days at Oshkosh. Traded out of a London trip so I can attend the LLT Fly-in at Dayton next month.
I’m jealous of your Turbo Beaver flight. I’ve flown in the radial one but would love to fly it myself.
Peter BrunkPosted at 13:11h, 29 July
I met you when you were flying to Beijing or Shanghai (cannot recall) a few years ago and recently sat next to a check pilot check pilot from Denver who knew you well apparently. I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to visit with you and your almost 100% female crew in the cockpit before we left China.
You really inspire former pilots to get back into the cockpit. If I were home shopping, I’d probably make the jump to an air-harbor like house and get an old Champ or SuperCub or some other taildragger!
Tina ThomasPosted at 11:29h, 14 November
Yeah Carolyn…great to see you and your “baby” on LLT!