‘Pacific’ Gals

Darcy Groves    (California)

Darcy Groves (California)

Darcy Groves is based at 1C9, Frazier Lake Airpark, Hollister, California. 1955 Cessna 180, N180HB and am a student pilot. Read More »

Julie Benson     (Oregon)

Julie Benson (Oregon)

Julie Benson is based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. I am currently a student pilot learning to fly a 1948 Cessna 140. I live in Sisters, Oregon. Every day I fly, I say to myself, “And I get to live here!” My husband and I own the Sisters Airport, and he has a Baron 58P twin which he uses for business. He has flown for many years, and now it’s my turn to lear... Read More »

Rachel Kopman     (Washington)

Rachel Kopman (Washington)

Rachel Kopman is based at Green Mountain Airport, a private strip in Washington state. I started flying in a tricycle gear plane and always envied the pilots flying tailwheels. I loved hearing the stories and the pride in their voices when the tailwheel pilots shared their experiences. Receiving my tailwheel endorsement was a welcome challenge to improve my flying skills – I’ve taken m... Read More »

Carolyn Walker Davis     (California)

Carolyn Walker Davis (California)

Carolyn Walker Davis is based at KDVO, Gnoss Field Airport, Novato, California. New to the wonderful world of flying, I am a student pilot, flying as much as possible in taildraggers because they are such fun! After many years of looking down at the ground, minding three young daughters, raising puppies for The Guide Dogs for the Blind and running my architectural business, I am delighted to be ab... Read More »

Tara Hackler    (Oregon)

Tara Hackler (Oregon)

Tara Hackler is based at 6K5, Sisters Airport, Sisters, Oregon and currently flies a C172. If that’s not enough good news, she also has applied for our “Ladies Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship” and is hoping to add “taildraggin” to her list of accomplishments very soon! It just so happens our LLT tailwheel endorsement is being donated by the very person pictured belo... Read More »

Mary Porter     (Oregon)

Mary Porter (Oregon)

Mary Porter is based at KLGD, La Grande/Union County Airport, La Grande, Oregon. I am a veteran, served in the Army active duty with two tours to Iraq as a Brigade Surgeon. I still serve in the National Guard and am a family medicine physician. I just married a man who is sharing his love of flying with me. I am hooked! We are purchasing an experimental Super Cub 4 seat side by side. I had my firs... Read More »

Jeanette Hibpshman     (California)

Jeanette Hibpshman (California)

Jeanette Hibpshman is based at O52, Sutter County Airport, Yuba City, California. First of all, I am married to the most wonderful guy around and we have 3 beautiful kids. My husband is an Air Force pilot and we’re hanging out at Beale AFB for his second tour here. We just bought our first plane, a 1994 Vans RV-4. I – AM – HOOKED! I got my license back in 1997 and after graduatin... Read More »

Andrea Parker     (Washington)

Andrea Parker (Washington)

Andrea Parker is based at 1W1 Grove Field Airport, Camas, Washington and flies for Alaska Airlines. I started flying on my fifteenth birthday after my parents gave me a gift certificate for a few lessons to see if my constant talk of airplanes was “just a phase.” The rest is history… I’m thankful to have had my family and friends encouraging me over the years. It has been with their po... Read More »

Nicole Brill     (Nevada)

Nicole Brill (Nevada)

Nicole Brill is based at KRTS, Reno/Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada. I used to own the Aerobatic Company and Flight School, Inc. until divorced but I continue to fly the school’s Decathlon and other aircraft so I can work on my instrument. After my instrument, my main goal is to work on aerobatics so I can compete in the IAC in a Decathlon. I should note that I am deaf. I look forward to interac... Read More »

Lucia Galgano     (California)

Lucia Galgano (California)

Lucia Galgano is based at KCMA, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. Even though I own a Bonanza, my favorite airplane is a Citabria. Nothing like the visibility of the high wing tandem Citabria. Currently, I am a new CFI who is transitioning to the back seat — what a challenge! Lucia Galgano Ventura, CA Read More »

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