Jul 2011 Linda Moody (Massachusetts)
Linda A. Moody is based atÂ KASH,Â Boire Field Airport, Nashua, New Hampshire, has her instrument rating and is now doing training in a 1947 J-3 Cub.
Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, â€œWho am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented or fabulous?â€ Actually, who are you not to be?â€
I have been flying now for six years. I started a little later in life than most. But IÂ always wanted to fly and ever since I was a kid I always loved airplanes. Then I got to aÂ place in my life where I had a little less responsibility. I did not have anyone to take careÂ of, and I wanted to see the world from the top. It is a whole different world up thereâ€”itâ€™sÂ beautiful. I have my private pilotâ€™s license, instrument rating, and my complex endorsementÂ as well as the experience of flying two transcontinental womenâ€™s air races (Air Race ClassicÂ 2008 and 2009). I have given talks on the air racing experience and have developed moreÂ and more skills needed to produce aerial videos. I have made a video of the Air RaceÂ Classic 2009 and other flying experiences. I am a visual person, having trained as anÂ architect, and the flying develops more visual sensibility. I would like some day to become aÂ certified flight instructor. I am working on my tail wheel endorsement right now.Â In the last few years I have participated in the Ninety-Nines Treasure Hunt, winningÂ second place in 2009 and coordinated the 2010 Poker Run. I have served as the EasternÂ New England Chapter secretary for the past three years. I have tried to introduce otherÂ women to the Ninety-Nines and acted as a mentor to student members.Â I own a Cessna 172, which is based in Nashua, NH and fly it often. I am doing myÂ tailwheel training now out of Hampton Airfield in Hampton, NH in a 1947 J-3 Cub.