‘Central’ Gals

Emmy Dillon     (Kansas)

Emmy Dillon (Kansas)

Emmy Dillon is based at KOJC, Johnson County Executive Airport, Olathe, Kansas. I’m an Aviation Systems & Human Factors engineer for Garmin International. I’m a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aerobautical University – Daytona Beach and am currently completing my Master’s Degree through ERAU. I’ve been flying since I was 16 years old and plan to never stop! I’m currently working on my tailwheel... Read More »

Cassandra (Cassie) Peterson     (Illinois)

Cassandra (Cassie) Peterson (Illinois)

Cassandra (Cassie) Peterson is based at C77 Poplar Grove Airport and 3CK Lake in the Hills Airport, Chicago, Illinois. Hi, everyone! I had a great time meeting many of you at the (LLT) fly-in at C77 in September. Even though I drove in this time, I finished my tailwheel endorsement in October, so maybe next time I’ll be able to fly in. I earned all my ratings back in the early ‘90s with plans to f... Read More »

Kathryn Brenner     (Illinois)

Kathryn Brenner (Illinois)

Kathryn Brenner is based at 88C, Palmyra Municipal Airport, Palmyra, Wisconsin. I’ve wanted to fly since I was three. I recently earned my sport license and I’m going into maintenance. Ratings: Sport Pilot with taildragger Aircraft flown: Sky Arrow CTLS Champion Taylorcraft Dream Taildragger: Cub Thoughts on taildragging: Taildraggers are more “real.” All I have for navigation is a compass and I l... Read More »

Andrea McGilvray     (Texas)

Andrea McGilvray (Texas)

Andrea McGilvray is based at private grass strip about 10 minutes north (Medina TX) from TE90, Flying L Airport, Bandera, Texas. I love to fly! It started with a 2 seat Beaver ultralight in Canada. There you needed a minimum of 5 hrs. and I soloed at 4.5 hrs. I got my private license in 1987 in a Cessna 172. After I got my ultralight lisc, I dated my flight instructor and got to fly all kinds of a... Read More »

Amber Aanstad     (Illinois)

Amber Aanstad (Illinois)

Amber Aanstad is based at H49 Sackman Field Airport, Columbia, Illinois. I started flying when I was three and I was around aviation before that. I’m 15 years old and have 69 hours of flight instruction so far. I fly a 1941 J3 Cub with my dad and flight instructor (Diana Votaw). Ratings: Student Pilot Aircraft flown: Cherokee 180 Piper J3 Cub L-4 O-1 Bird dog Cessna 172 Autogyro Champ Taylor... Read More »

Katie Bosman Krotje     (Tennessee)

Katie Bosman Krotje (Tennessee)

Katie Bosman Krotje is based at KSYI, Bomar Field-Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville, Tennessee. I met many of you at C77 last weekend after my friend Liv Meuer invited me to fly to LLT with her in her Rans S-20. Wow, what a bunch of cool people! I fly and work on Jabiru Light-Sport aircraft for work (and fun). Since 2010 I’ve been building (or rebuilding, depending on how you look a... Read More »

Stacy Kolls     (Illinois)

Stacy Kolls (Illinois)

Stacy Kolls is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. I had successfully obtained my 3rd class medical on special issuance. I am Type 1 diabetic long term (40 years). I’m involved with my local EAA Warbirds Squadron, volunteer at air shows and events locally. Had my taildragger intro flight in an L-4 (military version of the J-3 Cub). I am very passionate about historica... Read More »

Tanja Moore     (Texas)

Tanja Moore (Texas)

Tanja Moore is based at KCXO, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Houston, Texas. I loved airplanes and airports as a kid. Why it did not occur to me to become a pilot and pursue that as a career when I was young…I’ll never know. Career wise, I became a paramedic which led to nursing school. As an RN, I have worked in the the emergency department and as a flight nurse (rotor wing). ... Read More »

Erin Seidemann     (Louisiana)

Erin Seidemann (Louisiana)

Erin Seidemann is based at KNEW, Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana. I work in finance to support my flying and airplane ownership habits. I’m the XO of the Big Easy Wing Commemorative Air Force in New Orleans and sponsor the PT-19 in the Houston wing. I also wrote a memoir about my aviation experiences called “Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix“, available ... Read More »

Elizabeth Resh     (Arkansas)

Elizabeth Resh (Arkansas)

Elizabeth Resh is based at 67AR, Wedington Woods Airport, Fayetteville, Arkansas. I grew up in aviation and have decided to pursue it as a career. After soloing a taildragged on my 16th birthday, I have since passed my Private check ride and am currently working on my Commercial and Instrument as a college student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Ratings: Private Aircraft flown: CGS Hawk... Read More »

Jessica Brooks     (Kansas)

Jessica Brooks (Kansas)

Jessica Brooks is based at 1K1, Lloyd Stearman Field, Benton, Kansas. I am born and raised in an aviation family of about 13 or so pilots, including myself. I am working on my Private. I have around 10 hours nosewheel time but I’ve flown tons of time in tailwheel before I started my Private. I plan on owning a Super D or a Cub in the future and possibly working for Textron. I will be majorin... Read More »

Cheryl Duffy     (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy is based at KSUS, Spirit of St Louis Airport, St Louis, Missouri. Love round engines. Time flying taildraggers, gliders and seaplanes, just need to get PPL so I cant start endorsements!! Just requires time and money, right?!?! Thanks for allowing students in!! Ratings: Student SEL Aircraft Flown: Cessna 152, RV6A, Cub, Cessna on floats, Champ Dream Taildragger: Too many to choose!! Al... Read More »

Laura Heft     (Illinois)

Laura Heft (Illinois)

Laura Heft is based at 4LL4, Enjoy Field Ultralight Flightpark, Chebanse, Illinois. I am an attorney in the Chicago area. I started flying 7 years ago by getting my hang glider license. Now I fly the planes at Hang Glide Chicago! Ratings: Private pilot with tailwheel Aircraft Flown: Cessna Skyhawk 172, Kolb Mark 3, Dragonfly Dream Taildragger: One I build myself All about taildragging: It’s ... Read More »

Nancy Fitzpatrick     (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick is based at T82, Gillespie County Airport, Fredericksburg, Texas & IL95, Corn Field Airport, Custer Park, Illinois. I started flying in 1983 after a trip in a Twin Comanche where I sat in the right seat. I was fascinated by everything and was at the airport a few days later for my intro ride. After that first ride, I was hooked. I earned my license a few months later and shor... Read More »

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