Jun 2010 Jill “Raggz” Long (Pennsylvania)
Jill “Raggz” Long was born in Michigan and raised in Oregon and has called many places home; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; the United Kingdom; South Korea; Tucson, Arizona; Columbia, SC, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Italy… she, husband Chuck, and faithful dog Jackson, recently returned from active duty in Vilseck, Germany.Â
I’m an active duty Lt Col currently stationed in Germany and am the commander of the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron. I learned to fly in an old, beat up, BEAUTIFUL Talyorcraft when I was 15 and have been soaring ever since! My husband Chuck and I started flying airshows in a Pitts S2B about 5-years ago…I fly, he does all the hard work, like smoke oil , fuel, keeping me on track 😉
We call our airshow business “Ragged Edge Aviation” and our mission is to inspire others to Dream Big!
This year, because of our work in airshows and with Women Soar of EAA which takes place during Airventure, I received the NOAA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Mentorship Award…an absolute honor!
Judy, Thanks for putting together a great website that will surely help create more “real pilots” (said jokingly). Â Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you promote it.