Jun 2013 Sandy Gainza (California)
Sandy Gainza is based atÂ KAPC,Â Napa County Airport, Napa, California.
Â This is me after my type training with Aaron Dabney at Waco Flying Services in Waco TX
I have been flying for about 11 years, learned how in my 40s, when my kids were old enough to roll their eyes when I went on and on about how much I loved to fly. My husband built a Lancair IVP, a very high performance airplane and we have been flying it for 8 1/2 years now. Three years ago, he started a new project. The American Legend Aircraft Company sells a kit version of their Legend Cub, called a Texas Sport. We just completed this plane three weeks ago and it is mine to fly whenever I can.
This is my aircraft with the test pilot, Pete Zaccagnino, of High Performance Group, doing the initial flight.
I am just learning tailwheel flying and find it very challenging even after flying much faster complex aircraft. I look forward to meeting more women pilots and especially women who enjoy tailwheel flying. I am also interested in finding tailwheel instructors in my area near Napa, CA so Â I can improve my landings!!!
I don’t have any photos of me flying the plane yet!