Feb 2014 Sandra Proulx (Canada)
Sandra Proulx is based atÂ CYAV, St. Andrews Airport,Â Manitoba, Canada.
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.
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.
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. Â 🙂