Jun 2017 Cathy Babis (Missouri)
Cathy Babis is based atÂ H49,Â Sackman Field Airport,Â Columbia, Illinois.
I soloed in 1970. Private Pilot in 1971. All the others earned by 1979; Commercial ASEL/MEL/Instrument, CFI ASEL/MEL/II Gold Seal – expired, Air Traffic Control Tower Operator. Â I was in the Army as ATC and lived in Germany for 3 years. 1974 broke both feet in a skydiving accident. The majority of my flying happened in southern California with most of that out of TOA – home of Robinson Helicopters and Bob Hoover. I’ve spent the last 17 years making FLIP (Instrument flight charts used by military pilots). I am about 6 months from retirement and have just purchased a RV!!! I’m looking forward to the next chapter!
I scuba dive and hold basic keelboat and coastal sailing certificates (only an idiot would let me take a boat bigger than a 12′ SunFish). In “retirement” I have several entrepreneurial businesses on the back burner that can be run out of an RV if I have an internet connection.
Aircraft flown:Â Cessna
Citabria, Luscombe, Mooney M20E, Bellanca Viking, Pitts S2, Super Decathlon, Grumman AA5
Favorite taildragger: Â Citabria
I flew in a J-3 at Red Stewart Airport with Red Stewart in the early 1970s. I didn’t get back to them until 1982. I love that you really have to fly them! A crooked landing is likely to end in a bent airplane.