Sandra Proulx (Canada)

Sandra Proulx is based at CYAV, St. Andrews Airport, Manitoba, Canada.

Sandra Proulx  with Citabria taken 2/17/14

Sandra Proulx with Citabria taken 2/17/14

I am a Class 1 Flight Instructor (highest rating of instructor in Canada) at Harv’s Air, at St Andrews Airport in Manitoba, Canada. I’ve been flying for 13 years, and been flying taildraggers for most of that time as well. I learned how to fly a Citabria shortly after completing my Private Pilot Licence, and did my aerobatic rating as well.

My wedding--both my husband and I fly and we decided to use the citabria for pictures with an airplane because it's a shared favourite

My wedding–both my husband and I fly and we decided to use the citabria for pictures with an airplane because it’s a shared favourite

I’ve had experience flying in Citabrias, Pawnee, Cessna 140 and 170, and a Taylorcraft. I towed gliders for a couple of summers once a week with both a Citabria and a Pawnee, and did power line patrol in a Citabria for about 2 years.

Sandra and her daughter in Citabria

Sandra and daughter

I started instructing students in Harv’s Air Citabrias after about a year of instructing (in 2005) and enjoy sharing my love of flying taildraggers with my students–and teaching them to “dance” on the rudder. I fly taildraggers because I find it to be freeing in a way that’s different than tricycle gear. I think about the only thing I don’t like about a Citabria is when it’s -25 Celsius because it’s very cold in the back seat.  🙂

 

Once you have tasted flight, you will walk forever with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return–Leonardo DaVinci
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Sandra
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