Feb 2010 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Â I camped out for all butÂ two nights of the three week trip. Â And this fall I removed the engine from theÂ Cessna 170B. I intend to install another overhauled engine the Spring and fly theÂ airplane to the States. Â I flight instruct in the red and white Cessna 150 and useÂ a Herman Nelson heater to preheat and warm up the cabin. Â I just finishedÂ repainting the top of the wings on my Supercub and adding a red stripe along theÂ leading edge.
In real life I am an A&P/IA mechanic and own a maintenance shop at FAI. Â I earnedÂ my Private license at 17, before I had a driver’s license. Â I fly better than IÂ drive. Â I enjoy working on the planes in the winter and flying in the summer. Â MyÂ husband is a private pilot and a high school VP. Â We use the Cub and Tern to carryÂ 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”!