New Charter Pilot & CFI, Sneha Harish

WOW …. I received the following email from our very own lady taildragger pilot, Sneha Harish, formerly based in South Africa.  If you’ve frequented LadiesLoveTaildraggers for a while, you’ll surely remember Sneha because she LOVES to fly, loves to instruct in Bushbabys, bubbles over with excitement in her flying adventure updates, and happens to be one beautiful little lady.


Here’s Sneha’s email – along with some great pictures – and it’s one AMAZING story. Keep reading, but I should tell you that I only know “Howard” through this blog and haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him or Sneha – yet! Judy

Me in the Great Lakes!

“I am writing to tell you once more what an absolutely wonderful job you have done with the website! I have my own little selfish reason in saying so this time around though! I am now a charter pilot and CFI in Uganda, East Africa. And you will never guess how I found this job! Or how the job found me! One of your acquaintances/friends, Howard Davenport (and his girlfriend and now my colleague, Sanae Ishitani) found me through Ladies Love Taildraggers! 🙂

Bulago Island, Lake Victoria. Also our training area.

This is a job I hadn’t applied for even! He just found me on the site, wrote to me saying he’d like me to fly for them, I packed my bags, left South Africa and here I am!

A highway running bang through the middle of a runway we fly often to. This is Africa!

How amazing is that?! It’s been 2 months now and I am thoroughly enjoying it! We fly out of Kajjansi Airfield which is on the shores of gorgeous Lake Victoria. LOTS of flying and it’s a beautiful country!

 I was flying clients here for an aerial photoshoot over the River Nile.

Howard flies a Great Lakes and a Bucker (upside down mostly!) and those are the only taildraggers here. We are looking forward to the arrival of a Chipmunk in the near future.

Refueling in the middle of a tea estate! Life’s tough in the bush! 😉

Howard has a little message for you. He said he wants me to quote him in this exact fashion. ‘Judy, thanks to your website I found a darn good pilot to fly for us here!’

Howard and I flying the Caravan on the first day of the year!

A BIG thank you from me too, Judy! I got to make it to the USA soon to fly with you and the rest of the fabulous women out there!

All set to fly the Caravan!

Until then,

Here’s to lots of time in the big blue yonder!”

Active Volcanic Mountains, Kisoro, Uganda. As seen on the first day of 2012.




  • Summer Martell
    Posted at 22:49h, 16 February Reply

    Isn’t the aviation family the best? So pleased for you Sneha, many congratulations!

  • Sneha
    Posted at 02:44h, 15 February Reply

    Dave, so cool of you to notice my shoes! 😀 Thank you! Happy flying!!

  • Sneha
    Posted at 02:43h, 15 February Reply

    Thanks a million, Neroli! 🙂 Hope you are getting lots of time in the New Zealand skies!

    Cheers! 🙂

  • Neroli
    Posted at 14:45h, 14 February Reply

    Congratulations Sneha!
    What a wonderful part of the world to fly around each day.
    Blue skies and tail winds : )



  • Dave Hoepfinger
    Posted at 09:07h, 14 February Reply

    I love your flying boots!
    What a beautiful part of the world to enjoy your flying passion.
    Take care, Fly Safe

  • Sneha
    Posted at 12:24h, 13 February Reply

    Thank you, Charlotte! 🙂 It is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Sneha
    Posted at 12:23h, 13 February Reply

    Thanks, Lisa! That’s awfully sweet of you!! 🙂 Can’t wait to meet all of you!

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 09:27h, 13 February Reply

    What a beautiful dream to come true. I am so excited for you!

  • Charlotte
    Posted at 08:44h, 13 February Reply

    What a great story, and such a beautiful place to fly too!

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