Sue Schaffer (Idaho)

Sue Schaffer is based at KMYL, McCall Municipal Airport, McCall, Idaho and sent this update. Congratulations, Sue, on passing your private pilot written exam AND your new Scout, all decked out and ready for the backcountry!

Johnson Creek, June 2013

Johnson Creek, June 2013

“Just wanted to send an update. In my last post I was procrastinating in my studies for the FAA written after my solo in a Supercub in Arizona. I passed my written, and have now returned to Idaho for the summer/fall. My husband and I did get our American Champion Scout, which now has a hanger home in McCall. I am continuing my flight training and hope to someday fly to all these great places near our home in New Meadows, by myself. The picture is of our plane at Johnson Creek, one of the best and prettiest backcountry strips – 28 minutes from McCall.  Can we just say WOW – to this great country we live in and the freedom we have! “
All the best,
————- Following posted April 20, 2013 —————–

Sue Schaffer solo 4.12.13

Been married to a pilot for 33 years, and recently he got interested in back country flying.  Knowing that I couldn’t even sit on the back of a motorcycle, I knew I would have to do something about this flying thing, and I wondered if I could really learn to fly.

Sue Schaffer sue cub1

We winter in Arizona and the initial thought was to take some back seat time in a cub and get used to it. After a half hour flight, I knew I was signing up for the whole deal. Since we are interested in taildraggers, I decided to go that route for my private certificate. Happy to say that I solo’d one day before my 52nd birthday in a Supercub on Friday, April 12th.

Sue Schaffer sue cub2

Loved seeing all the smiles on the women on this website and thought I’d join…but really, I think I was just taking a break from studying for the written!

Sue Schaffer's 1st solo April 12, 2013!

Sue Schaffer’s 1st solo April 12, 2013!

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