Aug 2010 Cathy Pierce (Texas)
Cathy Pierce is based at Graham Municipal Airport (KRPH), Graham, Texas.
I originally just wanted to learn to land since my husband and I were flying around with our kids in the back seat. Instead of just teaching me to land the airplane, my husband convinced me to go through with getting my license and I tell everyone interested in learning to fly that it’s the most fun I have ever had.
When I started taking flight lessons in 2008, we owned a PA22/20 but could not find a flight instructor close that was tailwheel endorsed. Â I borrowed a Tri-Pacer from a friend and found an instructor. Â Started my lessons at the end of August 2008, soloed on October 31, 2008 and did my check ride on December 4, 2008. Â I was lucky to find an instructor who was a stay-at-home mom like me, so we flew 2 or 3 times a week.
I usually help my husband with his business which is maintaining and restoring mostly Piper aircraft, so if you are ever in Graham, TX, stop in to see us! WeÂ maintain and restore fabric airplanes and every February we have a hands on seminar at our hangar in Graham, TX.
Judy, your friends Will and Gail Mathews were here visiting (old family friends of my husband) and suggested that I look into your website. It’s great!Â Will thought maybe that would be something that the ladies on this website may want to try.Â We need to increase our female participation!!