Katelyn Pitman (Arizona)

Katelyn Pitman is based at KSDL, Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, Arizona.

I grew up in a rural town east of Colorado Springs, Colorado, called Black Forest; the perfect non-populated place for pilots to practice maneuvers and aerobatics! So, early on I fell in love waking up to the hum of planes and watching them soar across the sky. I began flying and studying when I could at the local airport (KFLY) at 16, but took a hiatus for college in Arizona. However, like most of us, the sky is where I feel most at home, and I began to fly again May of 2017 with intentions of a career in the sky.

Now I am a Private Pilot, with a tail-wheel endorsement, and beginning to prepare for my Instrument Flight Rating check ride. I LOVE backcountry flying, especially in an Aviat Husky A1-C.

So thankful for groups like this where women can come together to encourage, inspire, and have a fun time.

Ratings: Private Pilot Certificate, Tailwheel Endorsement. IFR in progress!

Aircraft flown:
1959 American Champion 7EC
1979 Cessna 172N
2006 Cessna 172S G1000
Cub Crafters CC18-180 Top Cub
2015 Aviat Husky A1-C200

Dream taildragger:  Lockheed Electra 10E (definitely a “dream”)

Thoughts on taildragging: I can’t get enough of stick and rudder! Moving from a standard nose wheel Cessna 172 to a 1959 Champ and Aviat Husky, I quickly found how much more fun you can have with flying as well as landings.

 

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