May 2011 Susan’s Young Eagle Ride(s)
From Susan Theodorelos
“Saturday I was out flying the RNF — it was such a gorgeous morning — Andy was helping with Young Eagle rides and when I came in from giving a young fellow a ride — he flagged me down and had a very smiley young girl tagging along — so I stopped and he introduced me to Sophie who had just taken her first ride ever in a plane with Andy!
So of course she had to see what a “cool” airplane is like — so we got her buckled in and turned around for the taxi back to the end of the runway.Â I was asking her if she wanted to be a pilot… “Oh yes!” — and I said, “That’s good we need more women pilots!Â They make better pilots anyway!”Â And I hear this sweet voice up front say — “Women are better at a lot of things!”Â I said, “Sophie you are my new best girlfriend!!”