Apr 2014 Ruthie Wells (Indiana)
Ruthie Wells flies when possible at airports around Indianapolis. I met Ruthie a few weeks ago at an Indianapolis area airport. She had ridden her bicycle nearly 10 miles on a very cold day to get there. Ruthie told me she rides that bike everywhere and it’s her only mode of transportation. That may be something you do in NYC but it’s a really difficult thing when you live way out in the suburbs of Indy. She had my complete attention when our conversation led to her love for flying and her determination to get her ticket.
“Started flying out of 3SY Speedway Airport, Indianapolis, while in school. Earned lessons in a Texas Taildragger 150 by fueling the planes and running the radio.”
“I am slowly working on my sports license and work full time at Wendy’s.”
“I head to the FSDO to get my sport student cert. tomorrow then to check out a Piper J3 Cub for lessons in Greenwood.”
I should mention that Ruthie rides her bicycle about 20 miles each way to work. I just Mapquested it and the ride from her home to the FSDO then on to Greenwood to check out the Cub is 38 miles – one way. Pretty incredible little lady.