Erissa Yong-Wilson (British Columbia)

Erissa Yong-Wilson is based at CYPK, Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, Pitt Meadows, BC.

Erissa Yong-Wilson C140 closeup

I fly a Cessna 182Q. I spent time with Jeannie MacPherson in Helena learning to fly in her Super Decath. Jeanne McPherson & I go back 10 years, with Sparky Imeson as our common friend. He first taught me to fly in his 170B and then we bought a C180 together in 2004. We flew 150 hours into all sorts of canyons and grass strips in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico.

Erissa Yong-Wilson low river flying

Recently I soloed in my friend Gary Ward’s 1946 Cessna 140 in Georgia. Check out his website:


Water skiing on a calm lake, and landing on Grass strips.

Erissa Yong-Wilson close up C140

Pictured is the grass strip he soloed me on 🙂  Wheel landings and takeoffs.

Erissa Yong-Wilson grass landing

I am also a very good friend of Galen Hanselman who wrote the AIRBAJA series of books. I helped him a couple of years ago to survey 80 odd grass strips in Idaho for his new book and charts.

Erissa Yong-Wilson closeup

  • Russell
    Posted at 23:11h, 28 July Reply

    Erissa, you’re an inspiration to us all and today, our community morn the lost of such a wonderful, passionate aviator. Rest in peace, Erissa. You will be remembered from all those who love you!

  • Debby Liptrap
    Posted at 19:19h, 28 July Reply

    We will miss seeing your adventures.

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