May 2012 Valerie Vaughn (Texas)
Valerie Vaughn is based at KLVJ,Â Pearland Regional Airport, Houston, Texas.
I learned to fly in 1999 in a Cessna 152 and by 2000 I was flying Citabrias and a Cessna 170. Since 2006 I’ve owned a Wittman Tailwind. I really enjoy taking trips in the Tailwind and have flown it all over the Southwest and up to Wisconsin. The Tailwind is a great traveling machine. It is easy to cover several hundred miles for a weekend trip.
In 2009 I received a CFI and am currently an active flight instructor in the Houston area. My day job is in engineering. Flight instructing has been a rewarding experience to see students progress from never having been in a small plane to getting their private pilot license.
The aviation community has been great to me and I’m proud to be a part of such a close knit group of people with a common (obsession?) love. I’m active in the EAA, Chapter 712, in La Porte. I’ve done a lot of work on my plane and still learning to be a better mechanic.