Feb 2011 Laura N (Texas)
Ladies, awesome website! It’s great to see such a fun, spirited and talented community of women. I’m happy to finally be a part of this group.
I’m an Air Force pilot that has been flying for about 14 years and finally got my tailwheel endorsement this past October when I bought my first plane, a 1954 Piper Pacer. Â It was originally one of those flying milk stool types, but was beautified several years ago when the third wheel was moved back to where it belongs. Â I went with the Pacer because it is an affordable way to haul toys on a camping trip and because taildraggers are just too darn cool. Â As a professional pilot, I also wanted something that would be different from my day job and still challenging. Â I love having to use a little extra skill to keep everything pointed in the right direction.
I started out flying and instructing in gliders during college where I also got my SEL rating. Â Since then, I’ve spent most of my time flying jets for the AF–T-37s, T-38s, and F-16s.