Dec 2011 Melissa Abner (Tennessee)
Melissa Abner is based at her family’s private strip, Pleasant View, Tennessee.
Hello fellow lady taildraggers! I am so happy to find this website! How FUN!
I obtained my private pilot license in 1999 and enjoyed lots of cross country flying in our C-172. Later, in 2003, I fell in LOVE with flying my 1946 Taylorcraft. One of my favorite passengers is my 10 year old daughter, Callie, who really enjoys flying to visit her cousins in IN and the thrill of light acrobatics!
I keep ole “Grace” at our private strip on our family farm in Pleasant View, TN. It may not be a perfect grass strip; but, it’s good enough for me!
I just LOVE being in the sky. That love affair began when I started skydiving in 1993 and haven’t quit yet! I’ve jumped out of many different types of aircraft….everything from a C-130, 737, DC-9, Casa, Otter, Glider to a hot air balloon.
I look forward to meeting other lady pilots…..a rare breed around these parts! I see you are holding a fly-in in TN soon! I look forward to meeting you all then!