Jan 2012 Olivia Henwood (New Zealand)
Olivia Henwood is based at Te Kowhai AirfieldÂ on the North Island of New Zealand.
I am 20 years old and am a university student. I am learning to fly in my parents’ 1957 Super Cub and am currently half way towards obtaining my Private Pilot’s Licence.
I am loving the challenge and sense of achievement you get from gaining new skills in the aircraft, as well as meeting other interesting and enthusiastic pilots!
I love to fly and am lucky to share my parents’ interest and have access to a great aircraft and instructor (dad!). I enjoy taking in the beautiful New Zealand scenary and how much you can see from the air.
We are just over the hill from the West Coast, and it is a favourite flying destination on a perfect summer’s day.
I think it is time we got another plane otherwise dad won’t be able to come with us haha!!
I love reading about all the other girls flying adventures and hope to fly to some amazing places one day soon.
Thanks very much and I look forward to being a part of your group, and will hopefully meet some of you in my travels!
Olivia HenwoodPosted at 23:00h, 14 January
No I wasn’t in that picture but my mum Neroli was. She got the shirts for the New Zealand taildragger ladies. I have one too but am yet to get a photo of me wearing it!
Lisa MartinPosted at 19:09h, 09 January
Good job Olivia! Are you one of the New Zealand LLT crew we saw pictures of earlier this year? It sure is gorgeous there. Your glacial lakes are a little bit different color than ours. It’s neat to see.