Dec 2014 Tori Williams (Kentucky)
Tori Williams is based at I39, Madison Airport,Â Richmond, Kentucky.
I am currently a freshmen in the professional flight program at Eastern Kentucky University. I earned my Private Pilot license in high school and I am currently working on my Instrument rating at EKU. I fly with foggles during the week in a Cessna 172, but on the weekends I fly with my boyfriend in his Stinson 10A.
We met last summer when he flew into an airport where I was helping host an Aviation Day. His 1941 Stinson was a restoration project that his father and grandparents had beautifully completed. I had flown in an Aeronca Champ once before I met him, but flying in the Stinson was a very unique and fun experience.
Once we started dating he taught me how to take off and cruise in the tailwheel, and I am going to get my tailwheel signoff when I can fly with his instructor during the summer. I have a passion for both modern and vintage aircraft and look forward to flying many more tailwheel planes in the future.
My love for taildraggers has grown after every flight in the Stinson! I used to be scared to handle the controls on his precious airplane, but now I fly during most of our trips. We flew it up to AirVenture this year, which was a real treat.
I also write about my flying experiences on my blog,Â toritrueflight.com, and general aviation articles on the blog at GlobalAir.com.