‘Pacific’ Gals

Lisa Preuit is based at PAWS, Wasilla Airport, Wasilla, Alaska. I am an ATP rated pilot who left her career just as it was taking off in order to raise my two kids. My youngest just started college and,at the age of 51, I want back into aviation!! After...

Candice Wilson is based at KNUW, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (Ault Field), Oak Harbor, Washington. I grew up living behind the Swift Museum at MMI in Athens, TN. My grandfather founded the organization and then passed his GC-1B Swift on to me last year. I'm currently a...

Charleen Beam is based at E45, Pine Mountain Lake Airport, Groveland, California. [caption id="attachment_36493" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Charleen Beam/Aeronca Champ[/caption] I currently fly a 1946 Aeronca Champ. I got my first ride in a J-3 Cub when I had about 10 hours of lessons and was completely hooked. Immediately after...

Antoinette Mattei (Toni) is based at Henderson Executive Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada. Hello! I work at a Part 135 charter / tour company in Henderson, NV. The times I've worked as CFI I've been fortunate to fly the Citabria and Decathalon. The last school I was at checked...

Jen Topper is based at KBDN, Bend Municipal Airport, Bend, Oregon. [caption id="attachment_35570" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Jen Topper[/caption] Helicopter CFI with a passion for taildraggers! I aspire to have as much gumption as pioneering aviators Pheobe Omlie, Louise Thaden and Marvel Crosen. Why taildraggers? Is there anything else? Oh...

JD Kang is based at KCNO Chino Airport, Chino, California. [caption id="attachment_35068" align="aligncenter" width="570"] JD Kang[/caption] I love vintage and antique planes. I've been training for just under a year and have logged over 50 hours. The aircraft I have time in range from primary trainers and vintage biplanes...

Vicki Coles is based at KVUO, Pearson Field Airport, Vancouver, Washington. [caption id="attachment_34171" align="aligncenter" width="414"] Vicki Coles[/caption] My first flying lesson was in 1975 in a Taylorcraft at Evergreen Field, Vancouver, WA. I soloed in the Taylorcraft and then "moved on" to the Aeronca Champ. (One didn't "move UP" to the...

Marilyn Emery is based at WN55, Randle-Kiona Airpark, Randle, Washington. I fly an RV-4. I am planning to do up-set and spin training this fall, in preparation for beginning aerobatics. I earned my taildragger endorsement about a year ago in a Thorp T-18. [caption id="attachment_33797" align="aligncenter" width="429"] Marilyn Emery...