Christine Potje (California)

Christine Potje is based near Bieber, California.

I am a wife and a mom of 2 kiddos, age 1 and 3. I love aviation! I have sparked the love of flying in my 3 year old and can not wait to teach him to fly one day.

Rating: Private pilot certificate. Taking my Instrument checkride on March 7th. I earned a 90% on my written knowledge test for instrument rating.

Aircraft flown:
C-172
C-182
SR-20
C-172 RG
PA-28/161
L-19
T-34
Piper Arrow PA-28R-200
Piper Archer PA-28-181
Helicopters: R22 & R44

Dream Taildragger: Boeing Stearman!!!

Thoughts on taildragging: Three weeks ago I was invited to go on a “lunch fly-in” with some local pilots. I sat in the rear seat of a Cessna L19 Bird Dog. This taildragger was used in the Vietnam War as a spotter plane to located enemy ground positions. After spending the afternoon with the pilot and getting the full education of this plane, I realized how lucky I was to have had the experience in this old Cessna. This made me realize that tailwheel planes are a sparse and not-common endorsement for up and coming pilots. The history is so important and I do not want it to be forgotten. I would love the opportunity to have my tailwheel endorsement and to utilize that skill that I can pass onto my future students as I become a CFI.

1 Comment
  • Dawn Gleason
    Posted at 15:11h, 14 April Reply

    Hi Christine –

    I believe you inquired via Facebook about flying with Plane Solutions (in MN). I would like to send you an email with request for forms etc we will need to have on file to contract your services. Wondering if you can drop me an email?

    Regards,

    Dawn Gleason
    Executive Assistant
    Plane Solutions
    (952) 406-8355 Main
    (952) 999-4584 Direct

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