Mar 2011 Justine Haupt (New York)
Justine Haupt is based at KHWV,Â Brookhaven Airport, Shirley, NY.
I got my private rating in a Cessna 152 my senior year of high school, in 2004 . I planned to become a commercial pilot but my career path changed and I essentially stopped flying for a few years. I decided I would get back into it when I could afford my own plane (specifically, a Stinson).
In the spring of 2010 I bought my 1947 Stinson Voyager, and I’ve been having more fun in it than I’ve ever had in a tricycle gear plane! At the moment I’m learning to fly gliders, and I hope to get my instrument and commercial ratings in the future.
“Justine, we’re all impressed. Your own 4 place at 24 years old – and one of the queens of taildraggers to boot! You’ve got it together, kido!” Â Judy
davidPosted at 10:43h, 19 February
One day. Maybe.
JustinePosted at 09:04h, 29 April
Lisa, I was loving flying gliders but I haven’t been doing it in the past year and actually stopped not long before I could have gotten the rating. Just not enough time. Fun though! I see you left this message a year ago, but I’ll say anyway that it’s worth doing. I Also feel like having the tailwheel experience provides an advantage when flying gliders. The need for more attention on the rudder pedals is similar, I think.
JoshPosted at 19:16h, 03 April
Wow, im 34 and am still scraping for a two seater. my single seat aerobatic just isnt cutting it lol! way to go, beautiful and taildragger proficient once again wow!
Susan TheodorelosPosted at 16:17h, 28 March
Way to go Justine! Beautiful plane! One of these days I’d love to fly a Stinson… my husband speaks fondly of his years flying his 108 and how much fun it was!
Lisa MartinPosted at 15:37h, 28 March
Cool Justine! How do you like glider flying? I want to add gliders on this years. The man who gave me my commercial checkride last June instructs in them and has a self-propelled one. You’ve reminded me to get going on that.