Vickie Domke (Alaska)

Vickie Domke is based at Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and flies a Supercub and a Cessna 170B. Vickie can be reached at tamarack@mosquitonet.com.

I sure enjoyed reading about the ladies on this site! No tea-parties here, sounds like you all fly and not just talk about it. I have a red and white Supercub and a Cessna 170B and do normal Alaska flying. I run an aircraft maintenance shop and work as an A&P/IA and flight instructor. Your group, although small, sounds very enthusiastic. And your pictures are great! If any of you intend to come to Alaska, please send me an email and I will send any information I have on current events, fuel stops and local attractions. This summer I hope to take a few weeks and fly the 170 down to the States.

“Almost to Oshkosh” all the way from Fairbanks!

In 2007 I flew our Arctic Tern to Oshkosh from Fairbanks.  I camped out for all but two nights of the three week trip.  And this fall I removed the engine from the Cessna 170B. I intend to install another overhauled engine the Spring and fly the airplane to the States.  I flight instruct in the red and white Cessna 150 and use a Herman Nelson heater to preheat and warm up the cabin.  I just finished repainting the top of the wings on my Supercub and adding a red stripe along the leading edge.

In real life I am an A&P/IA mechanic and own a maintenance shop at FAI.  I earned my Private license at 17, before I had a driver’s license.  I fly better than I drive.  I enjoy working on the planes in the winter and flying in the summer.  My husband is a private pilot and a high school VP.  We use the Cub and Tern to carry us, three dogs and stuff to our cabin.

And from Judy…

“Ladies, this may be the only Cessna 150 you ever see on this website but there’s no way to leave it out. Anybody preheating in Alaska looking this happy has to be seen”!

3 Comments
  • TJ Rohyans
    Posted at 16:37h, 06 May Reply

    Mrs. Domke, I’m an avid R/C modeler and photographer in Mobile, AL, and I’m trying to gather documentation for a 1/4 scale Arctic Tern. I realize this article is old, but I hope you’re still receiving messeges from here. If you still own the Arctic Tern, could I bother you for information/photographs? My daughter lives in Palmer, AK, and is also a photographer, I’d like to enlist her help in getting me the photos I need. If this is acceptable to you, please respond in kind to my email address: tjrohyans@comcast.net

  • Lois Thadei
    Posted at 10:50h, 25 June Reply

    You Go Girl !! You are AMAZING.

  • Reint Laan
    Posted at 16:00h, 15 February Reply

    Hi Vicky!
    great to have met you in New Holstein (Oshkosh) in 2007. Very nice article here and I will show it to all the Dutch girls/women who have hesitations about flying themselves, and not just their huisbands or friends. Hope to meet you in Fairbanks this summer,
    Reint, the Netherlands

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