‘Central’ Gals

Kathryn Bost     (Illinois)

Kathryn Bost (Illinois)

Kathryn Bost is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois. Hello to all! I am a C77 (Poplar Grove) native. I am an FO for Skywest airlines and a CFI. I love vintage airplanes! I am a 99’s member and a third generation tail wheel and airline pilot! My mom was an FO at USAir and a captain in the Air Force. Looking forward to meeting everyone in September at the C77 gathering! Ratings: ATP, ... Read More »

Jessica Erin Thacker     (Illinois)

Jessica Erin Thacker (Illinois)

Jessica Erin Thacker is based at 11LL, Thacker Airport, Chenoa, Illinois. I have grown up in a world of aviation! My dad flies for United as a 777 captain. He and I are coworkers as I am a flight attendant for United. My family also flies for recreation at home. My dad was my instructor for my first solo flight and majority of my PPL requirements. I learned to fly in a Super Cub! I’ve always... Read More »

Bethany Root     (Kansas)

Bethany Root (Kansas)

Bethany Root is based at K59, Amelia Earhart Airport, Atchison, Kansas. Having an opportunity to fly in a Stearman for my first flight led me to the career and opportunities I have toady. As the new manager of the Amelia Earhart Airport and co-owner of McElwain Sprayers, as well as an aerial applicator I have an opportunity to fly and bring flying opportunities to others. Ratings: Multi-Commercial... Read More »

Cathy Babis     (Missouri)

Cathy Babis (Missouri)

Cathy Babis is based at H49, Sackman Field Airport, Columbia, Illinois. I soloed in 1970. Private Pilot in 1971. All the others earned by 1979; Commercial ASEL/MEL/Instrument, CFI ASEL/MEL/II Gold Seal – expired, Air Traffic Control Tower Operator.  I was in the Army as ATC and lived in Germany for 3 years. 1974 broke both feet in a skydiving accident. The majority of my flying happened in s... Read More »

Jessica Voruda     (Wisconsin)

Jessica Voruda (Wisconsin)

Jessica Voruda is based at KOSH, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Where to begin… I’m a child of Oshkosh, Wisconsin so my love of aviation is rooted in an upbringing surrounded by the sights and sounds of the annual EAA Fly-Ins. I’ve seen just about every aircraft at one point or another as they flew over my back yard. From the B-2 to the Concorde and everything in b... Read More »

Jessica Bower     (Wisconsin)

Jessica Bower (Wisconsin)

Jessica Bower is based at KATW, Appleton International Airport, Appleton, Wisconsin. I caught the flying bug at age 6 when my dad took me for my first airplane ride. I got my license at 19, just after starting college for aerospace engineering. I have worked as a design engineer in big aerospace and in the experimental kit world. A little less than a year ago my husband and I bought a 7KCAB and it... Read More »

Mary Lou Erikson     (Illinois)

Mary Lou Erikson (Illinois)

Mary Lou Erikson is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois. Got Private in 1978 at Elgin Airport (no longer in existence). All other ratings at DPA. Will get my tailwheel endorsement this summer. Have a Cub and Grumman Tiger in the hangar. Ratings: Comm’l. ASEL, AMEL, Instrument Aircraft flown: Piper Cherokees, Cub, Piper Arrow, Cessna 172, Grumman Tiger, Bonanza A36, Beech Duchess, Az... Read More »

Erica Swenson     (Texas)

Erica Swenson (Texas)

Erica Swenson is based at KTKI, McKinney National Airport, Dallas, Texas. I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. I have been a dual credit student at LeTourneau University in McKinney Texas for about a year and will be continuing my flight training and education with them at the main Campus in Longview Texas in the fall. I earned my pilots license last December and all my training up to th... Read More »

Serena Kamps     (Wisconsin)

Serena Kamps (Wisconsin)

Serena Kamps is based at KOSH, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. My interest in flying didn’t begin until my teen years but once I had my first single-engine airplane ride with my uncle in a Grumman Yankee at the age of 16, I was hooked! I earned my private license about four years ago and currently have just over 200 hours. My training began in Piper J-3 Cubs at CubAir Flight in... Read More »

Ashley Kosturock     (Mississippi)

Ashley Kosturock (Mississippi)

Ashley Kosturock is based at MS82, Shade Tree Airport, Gulfport, Mississippi. I am a Graduate student at Mississippi State University, working towards my Masters in Aerospace Engineering. As an undergraduate student I was privileged with a UAV Pilot job, flying for the school before it became the Center of Excellence for the FAA. I learned to fly at Shade Tree Airport, the best grass strip around.... Read More »

Emily Daniel     (Texas)

Emily Daniel (Texas)

Emily Daniel is based at KCWC, Kickapoo Downtown Airport, Wichita Falls, Texas. I started flying when I was 13 with the dream of becoming an aerobatic pilot. Since then, I have logged around 800 hours, and have completed most of my ratings, with the hopes of finishing my MEI in 2017. While I have only begun my aerobatic training, I have learned a lot and am excited to keep learning. My husband and... Read More »

Elizabeth Robertson     (Texas)

Elizabeth Robertson (Texas)

Elizabeth Robertson is based at KMFE, McAllen Miller International Airport, McAllen, Texas. I’m from south Texas approximately 20 mins from the Mexico border. Obtained my private in March 2016, currently working towards my instrument and commercial. Overall goal is to be able to teach at a University. Private, IGI (Instrument Ground Instructor), AGI (Advanced Ground Instructor) Aircraft Flow... Read More »

Maria Perkins     (Texas)

Maria Perkins (Texas)

Maria Perkins is a student pilot based at 74TX, Fort Clark Springs Airport, Brackettville, Texas. I have been flying with my husband since we got married in 2009. We bought our Cessna 170B while we lived in Alaska, and I have been working towards my PPL since that time too. Between military assignments, deployments and having 2 children I have become a life long student pilot…until this year... Read More »

Tierra Bickford     (Wisconsin)

Tierra Bickford (Wisconsin)

Tierra Bickford is a Private, Commercial, Instrument and Multi-engine rated pilot based at KMKE, General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My father owns a C180 and got me addicted! He and I fly all over the country and up to Alaska in the summers. He’s a very good pilot and we enjoy flying together any chance we can. I fly E120’s out of MKE, but back country and ge... Read More »

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