Dec 2011 Diana Roberts (New Mexico)
Diana Roberts is based at Sandia Park, New Mexico and flies a Cessna 140.
I started flying later in life, at age 48. Â I learned how to fly gliders first. Â I own a Pegasus glider. Â Two years ago another glider pilot, Connie Buenafe, asked me if I wanted to buy a taildragger with her.
She knew I had wanted to learn power in a taildragger. Â I had just bought a house and didn’t have the money so I turned her down. Â She paid for the plane, put my name on it and let me make interest free payments. Â Thanks to her generosity and kindness I was able to pay her off in a year. Â We own a Cessna 140 together and are having a blast!
Connie and I flew the C 140 from Moriarty to Tuscon last summer for the Women Soaring Pilots Association conference.
Our photo and a short description of the conference is in the December 2011 Â issue of “Soaring Magazine”, page 38.