Lisa Martin (Wyoming)

Lisa Martin is based at (KWRL), Worland Municipal Airport, Worland, Wyoming.

Lisa & her Super Cub

I got my private license in 1989 while 7 1/2 months pregnant with my oldest child. The family priority slowed my flying some, although my husband and I owned and operated our own aviation business in Montana spraying and doing other surveys with airplanes and helicopters.

Dropping into Devil’s Canyon. Devils Canyon runs between WY and MT. It is also known as the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area.

In 2003, we moved to Wyoming and my husband went to work for Sky Aviation. As my boys grew up and I had some more time to fly, I added on an instrument rating in about 2006.

We owned a C180 at that time (previously we owned a 7GCBC and an Aeronca Champ. When my boys both graduated and moved on, I poured myself into getting a commercial rating with a Piper Comanche. Soon as I got that rating we sold it to return to the fun and spot-on convenience of taildragger flying. Bought our 150 hp Super Cub in Oct of 2010 and are having so much fun just bee-boppin’ around!

Big Horn Sheep

We’re are anxiously looking forward to some backcountry, fly-in camping trips this summer in surrounding states (Utah, Idaho and Montana). Schafer’s Meadow was our home away from home when we lived in Cut Bank, MT. You just can’t get in to many of those places with a Comanche!

 

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Comments

  1. Lisa Martin says:

    We had coffee yesterday. Today we went flying. Saw the elk. This is great! Thanks Judy.

    1. Judy says:

      Lisa, I’m still amazed. It’s so cool Mary Ann moved to Worland and you have a new buddy in town!! So it there something big going on in Worland, WY bringing people to town? Gold rush? Land rush? Diamonds? I just googled Worland and the population is 5280. What are the odds of another woman taildragger pilot moving there? LOVE it!! Mary Ann, send me some flying pictures and we’ll get you posted!!

      1. Lisa Martin says:

        I should let her tell how she ended up here, but the story is similar to others who come…nice, quiet, safe, conservatively valued place to raise a family and a wonderful place for people who love the great outdoors. And there are still jobs in Wyoming. Wyoming tends to recess less and later than the rest of the country and recover sooner. Pretty stable economy.

  2. Mary Ann says:

    Hello Lisa,
    I just moved to Worland about two weeks ago and have started snooping around for flying opportunities. While at Sky Aviation I think I saw you get fuel today and wanted to e-introduce myself to you. Check out my blog http://right-rudder.blogspot.com to see all about me (maybe too much).
    I would love to buy you a cup of coffee one day at Coffee and Everything and learn about the aviation community here and make a new friend. I am available anytime!
    408-316-7288
    iama99@gmail.com

    1. Lisa Martin says:

      I’m calling!

    2. Judy says:

      Welcome to our blog Mary Ann! I’m sure you’ll hear from Lisa soon, if you haven’t already. You girls have fun!!

  3. Marie Spear says:

    Hi Lisa!
    Just popped in to check out your pictures! You certainly have such beautiful country to fly around. WAY different than flat, ole’ Wisconsin. Looks like a lot of fun adventures to be had. Enjoy and know that now I am jealous!

    Marie

    1. Lisa Martin says:

      Isn’t it just awesome the view we get of the earth? I would love to see Wisconson some day. The only flat land experience I’ve had has been a week in Missouri (on the ground). The gently rolling land was beautiful, but I experienced kind of a vertigo because my whole life (except that week) has been in places where I had mountains for referencing the cardinal directions. I had absolutely no idea where I was or which direction I was moving in while in Missouri!

      1. Marie Spear says:

        Well, if you ever find yourself heading in this direction…let me know and I will show you the ‘flat lands’.

  4. Victoria says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I used to fly my cub to Worland so Claude and Dave could do my annual. Have flown through South Fork canyon from Dubois to Codie—quite a high altitude experience.

    I’m in Salt lake and fly all over–Idaho, Montana, wyoming, nevada and Southern Utah

    Say hi to Dave!

    1. Lisa Martin says:

      OMG! Yes. I’ve been wondering how to get you to this site so I could stay in contact with you! Were your ears burning yesterday? We put your old oil cooler on our Cub because the oil temps started climbing uncomfortably as the weather warms. It is running better now (ours had sat too long I guess, was full of some kind of gunk when they tried to flush it out), but we’re going to order one of the newer ones. Did that fix your oil temp problem? Can you go to the Women’s Fly-in at Smiley Creek?

      1. Victoria says:

        Lisa,

        WOW! Glad to know old cooler could be put to use. I’m flying to Johnson creek Supercub flying June 17 and 18th and again all over Idaho starting June 26 for 10 days with Kevin. We’ll take both planes. Let me know if you’ll come to johnson creek. And yes I’ll make the Smiley Creek flying now August.

        Victoria

        1. Lisa Martin says:

          The new one is suppose to be here today. I’m anxous to find out what “4 lbs lighter” and “50% more efficient” will do for us. We’ve never gone to Johnson Creek before. I’ll see if I can talk John into that one. He likes backcountry for the “getting away” so big backcountry fly-ins aren’t really his cup of tea. We are planning to spend a few weekends in Idaho this summer though, so maybe we’ll run into you and Kevin there.

      2. Victoria says:

        Lisa

        Yes the new cooler did solve the high oil temperatures.

        Victoria

  5. Lisa Martin says:

    I saw an article about it in a newspaper style magazine called something like “Low and Slow” while sitting in the Riverton, WY Pilots’ Lounge. I’m was very excited to connect with a group of women. Men are alright, but friendships with them have to be so superficial. We will for sure be in Schafer’s this summer. Not sure about Helena. I don’t think I’ve flown in there since that Aviation Art Award. But you never know.

  6. Hi Lisa, Great to see you in pictures! Your super cub is beautiful!
    I hope that I see you in the back country…maybe Schafer Meadows! Please let me know if you get to Helena.

    Wow, this is a great connecting web site…(thank you, Judy)!

    Jeanne