May 2016 I’m Just a Girl!
I just finished the book ‘A Hunger for the Sky’Â by Sparky Barnes SargentÂ and totally enjoyed it. The book is a compilation of 9 women pilots’ personal stories made all the more interesting to me because several are LadiesLoveTaildraggers members. One of the women Sparky writes about is Catherine Cavagnaro, a lady taildragger pilot …… and a whole lot more.
Catherine and LLT member Sandy Newfang (Krier) made a video a few years back that still makes me laugh; they totally nailed the misguided female stereotype. Catherine is the beautiful blond and Sandy the lovely brunette. The wonderful truth is, Catherine is chiefÂ flight instructor at Ace Aerobatic School.Â She holds Airline Transport Pilot and CFI-I certificates.Â She’s a professor of mathematics at the University of the South, chaired the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and has a PhD in mathematics. She’s served as a spin demonstration pilot at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) and on flight testing teams for the aircraft icing project.
Ladies, watch it till the end or you’ll just be pissed off! 🙂