Jul 2013 Lara Kyle (Iowa)
Lara Kyle is based atÂ KMCW,Â Mason City Municipal Airport, Mason City, Iowa.
I took up flying on a bet with my brother as to who could solo first… Haven’t looked back since that first flight almost 7 years ago. When I met my now husband, he encouraged me to start flying taildraggers. In fact, he pretty much put me in the seat of a taildragger.
It was such a wonderful experience. Since that time, I have built up time in a J3-Cub and an L-2 Taylorcraft. Just this summer, I was able to solo the L-2! Amazing!! Flying keeps me sane (my ‘real’ job is a special education teacher) 🙂 and connecting with other pilots makes all the time, sweat, and extra layers (in the winter) put into it – worth it!