Dec 2009 Sarah Kelly Arnold (Tennessee)
Sarah Kelly is based at Chilhowee Gliderport, Benton, Tennessee (92A)
A little flying history. I grew up in British Columbia Canada (I am a dual citizen) and learned to fly there in ultra-lights when I was 13 years old. When I was 16 I bought half of the 1948 Piper Vagabond, then registered as C-FWCD, now N222SK. We have been everywhere together, including flying out to Tennessee where I now live in March 2003. For the past 5 plus years I have owned and operated Chilhowee Soaring Association, Inc. a commercial gliderport in Eastern TN. Â Besides the Vagabond which I own personally, the business owns and I tow with a Piper Pawnee and a Callair A-9 towplane. I do a lot of towing and a lot of glider instruction. I do a little tailwheel training, but not in my precious Vagabond, only for those who need help, checkouts, flight reviews, etc in their own aircraft. I have flown a lot of tailwheel aircraft, in fact most of my power time is in tailwheel training. Iâ€™ve never bothered to separate the tailwheel time from the rest.
You can read about me in the last chapter of Sparky Barnes Sargentâ€™s book entitled â€œA Hunger for the Skyâ€. If you havenâ€™t seen it yet you will want to get a copy as it highlights 8 different women in aviation who the author knows personally and has been inspired by. You can read about the book here:Â http://home.windstream.net/av8terz/book.html.