Jan 2014 Julie Jetzer (North Carolina)
Julie Jetzer is based at NC26,Â Long Island Airport, Long Island, North Carolina.
I decided to start learning how to fly after living in anÂ Airpark for five years and walking past our Cessna 150 almost everyday. It started to drive me crazy so I walked up to my husband (also a non-pilot) and informed him that I needed to be added to the Cessna’s insurance since, I was going to start lessons. Even with two younger children and a home based business, with-in 1-1/2 years my husband and I were both new pilots… Wow, what an experience!
Even after going back to school as an adult and having two children 🙂 THIS was the hardest achievement of my life, however the most empowering. Within one month I moved up into the new to us 1962 Cessna 182 named “Precious” for the family travels. It wasn’t long before both my husband and I out grew the 150 and had it on the market. It was a wonderful trainer and we will always have a soft spot in our heart for it. My honey, Mike, started looking for a taildraggers and was successful in purchasing a 1966 Citabria. He received his endorsement quickly as he fell in love with his flying. I currently have my 10 hours for the endorsement and 8 of the ten solo for the insurance company…. I can’t wait for this crazy winter to pass so I can keep building my time and play with the higher timed LLT members at our Ladies LLT Flyin this year!