Faith D (Florida)

Faith is based at (2J9) Quincy Municipal Airport, Quincy, Florida.

I’ve been addicted to flying since my teens, but it wasn’t until my early 20s that I saved enough money to finally earn my license.  I bought an old Skyhawk and while I always enjoyed it, I was sure that I was missing something – I just couldn’t put my finger on what.

It wasn’t until I took a spin training course that it finally dawned on me!  I quickly followed the spin training with a tailwheel endorsement in a Luscombe 8A, followed by 10 hours of basic aerobatic training in a Pitts. After a few years of moving around the country, I’ve recently settled down enough to fly regularly again. I’m now the proud owner of a Super Decathlon and am beginning aerobatic training in earnest.

  • Faith D
    Posted at 10:30h, 23 November Reply

    I don’t know her personally as I’ve only been around a short while, but my flying friends know her & she could be easily coaxed out to the airport on a nice flying day. She attends our yearly fly-in, too: it is the weekend after Mother’s Day every year. You should plan to come! If you want to hop over for a visit any weekend, drop me a line: cessnaaviatrix AT yahoo DOT com

  • Lynn Gardner
    Posted at 22:37h, 21 November Reply


    Do you know Geri Mock? I heard she lives in Quincy and would be honored to meet her. You are just a short hope from my place in Fort White, FL. We should get together some time.

  • Posted at 18:45h, 24 February Reply

    LOL Susan! July – and I almost have him talked into an airport wedding so we can fly away after the reception. :o)

  • Susan
    Posted at 18:04h, 24 February Reply

    Ooo… Faith… Marry that boy quick! 🙂 LOLOL Beautiful plane!

  • Faith
    Posted at 17:36h, 24 February Reply

    LOL I just noticed that the caption says “Faith and her Super Decathalon” but there’s a passenger there, too. That’s my non-pilot fiance, who had no knowledge of general aviation before we met. He now enjoys a trip out to the airport almost as much as I do!

  • Faith
    Posted at 17:32h, 24 February Reply

    Hi Jill,

    I’m only 63 miles from Dothan – a short flight! When will you be visiting? Feel free to drop me an email: faithd AT gmail DOT com. It would be great to meet!


  • jill sprockett
    Posted at 16:15h, 18 February Reply

    hi faith how far are you from dothan alabama? may be visitng there andn would love to meet you. jill sprockett

  • Faith D
    Posted at 22:32h, 10 February Reply

    Thanks, ladies! It’s been great to find a group of women who dream and breathe planes like I do!

    @Ann, I loved the Luscombe but unfortunately spent less than 4 hours in it. Once I had my endorsement, we parted ways so I never got to fly any acro in it. I hope to have the chance to own one of those beautiful creatures in the future, but at the moment I am loving every moment in my Super Decathlon!

  • Ann Elsbach
    Posted at 13:03h, 09 February Reply

    Yo Faith! Beautiful ship! A Decathlon is a piece of cake next to a Luscombe…goes faster though.

    I took my commercial (1975) in a Luscombe 8A. It had a coffee grinder radio which took you to the VOR in something of a circle route ;-). Later, when I got my CFI, we used to train guys who wanted to fly the Pitts in our Luscombe. I liked the 8A the best of all the Luscombes because the stick was lighter and so the controls were a little less unbalanced: very, very sensitive rudders, very light elevator, not too heavy stick. That was my only squawk against the Luscombe. Great trainer though…and we did do limited akro in it (utility category). It did tend to go over the top on spin entry, however. Did yours?

    Blue Skies! Ann

  • Jeanne MacPherson
    Posted at 12:46h, 09 February Reply

    Nice Decathlon!

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