Feb 2011 Marilyn Pearson (Connecticut)
Marilyn Pearson is based at (KHFD) Hartford-Brainard Airport,Â Hartford, Connecticut.
I started flying taildraggers when I was a teen, in gliders. Â My love of aviation had to wait till I finished college and saved for my power ratings. Â I had the great fortune of getting to know several tailwheel pilots while I was still a student pilot. Â They would take me flying in Luscombes and Cubs. Â I was bitten.
My first airplane was a Skybolt. Â I combined my love of aerobatics, biplanes and tailwheel all in one. Â I was a competitive gymnast thru college and couldn’t wait to learn aerobatics!
My current career as a FAA Inspector allows me to fly in many tailwheel aircraft, as I am a national resource pilot and travel throughout the country doing checks for other pilots. Â I rarely get to fly with other women, and got very excited to see this group.
I have a partnership in a Cub, on floats in the summer and wheels in the winter. Â I’m fortunate to have 2 friends with Extra 300s and fly those till my eyes turn bloodshot! Â I would love to have a share in a Stearman, any takers?