Emily Herron (Kentucky)

Emily Herron is based at KJQD, Ohio County Airport, Hartford, Kentucky formerly at 18FD, Skypark Estates Owners Assoc Airport, Baker, Florida.

Emily Herron

I live in rural western KY, but I grew up in FL. I work at an elementary school as a Family Resource Coordinator and am very active in my church. I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky and love my Wildcats! I grew up flying my family’s Piper J-3 Cub.

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My grandfather bought it in 1949 when my dad was a baby. My dad became a private pilot and taught me how to fly. I soloed at 17 and received my private certificate at 30. After I graduated high school I moved from FL to KY to go to college, so it was difficult to fly not knowing anyone with an airplane and being broke!

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After my son was born I decided to sacrifice time and money and finished my hours and training for my private certificate, which I completed in our J-3! I have a little time in a Stearman as well, which is my dream airplane, it is so much fun to fly.

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My parents are in the process of moving up to KY to be closer to their kids and grandchildren and I am excited to be back in the same state as my Cub full time for the first time since I was 18! I want my son to grow up flying it the same way I did. He loves flying so I’m sure he will follow in the family tradition. 🙂

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