‘Pacific’ Gals

Sheryl Yeager     (Oregon)

Sheryl Yeager (Oregon)

Sheryl Yeager is based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. Currently teaching Flight Science at Sisters High School. Ratings Earned: CFII/MEI Aircraft Flown: C140, PA44/180, BE76/180, C172. C152 Dream Taildragger: Cessna 140 Read More »

Anna Eppink     (California)

Anna Eppink (California)

Anna Eppink is based at KMYF, Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, San Diego, California. I’ve loved flying since my earliest memories. I pestered my parents to learn when I was 13, soloed on my 16th birthday, and licensed shortly after turning 17. I took a hiatus in my 20s but am back! 6 years ago I learned to hang glide and enjoyed it so much I now have over 400 hours, fly long cross-countr... Read More »

Amber Phillips     (Idaho)

Amber Phillips (Idaho)

Amber Phillips is based at KSZT, Sandpoint Airport, Sandpoint, Idaho. I work at a little airport during the week as the Supply Chain Coordinator at Quest Aircraft and then work at various airports or a lake (on the Seaplane) on the weekends. Winter is wrenching on the planes on the side, while spring, summer, and fall I’m trying to soak up all my spare time in the air. We are currently build... Read More »

Marlena Cromwell     (Oregon)

Marlena Cromwell (Oregon)

Marlena Cromwell is based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. I began building hours for my private pilot’s license this summer as a part of my Senior Project, a requirement for high school graduation. So far, I have been doing lessons in a Cessna 140 while also practicing my skills in an Aeronca Champ. The Champ is the first single-engine airplane that I flew in at the age o... Read More »

Jennifer DiCecco     (New Mexico)

Jennifer DiCecco (New Mexico)

Jennifer DiCecco is based at 1N1, Sandia Airpark Estates East Airport, Edgewood, New Mexico.  Came from flying family. I like to fly low and slow without any particular place to go. Why do you love flying taildraggers?  The fun challenge that nose wheels don’t offer. What’s your dream taildragger?  C-180; Wilga (yes, I know); Tiger Moth! Airplanes flown:  Wag Aero Sportsman; Interstate... Read More »

Betty Weidenhaft      (Oregon)

Betty Weidenhaft (Oregon)

Betty Weidenhaft is based at 77S, Hobby Field Airport, Creswell, Oregon. Aircraft flown: C-152, C-172, C-400, C-501, PA 28R 201, C-140 I have always loved flying commercially, but never thought about becoming a private pilot. My husband began taking flying lessons in April 2014. He wanted me to learn to fly so that if anything happened to him in the air that I would be able to safely land the plan... Read More »

Lana Tollas     (Oregon)

Lana Tollas (Oregon)

Lana Tollas is based at KTTD, Portland-Troutdale Airport, Portland, Oregon. I’m the first in my family to fly airplanes. I started in high school and got very involved with a small flying club in North-Eastern Illinois. This was a very grassroots club, with a clubhouse, and a small fleet of 152s and 172s, a Sunday morning breakfast flight, and a “round table of knowledge.” It was... Read More »

Willa Young     (California)

Willa Young (California)

Willa Young is based at KMYV Yuba County Airport, Marysville, California.  I have been a 99 since 1994. Flown my 1953 Bonanza for 22 years and still do. As of May 2016 we became proud owners of a completely re-built 1946 Champ named “Snoopy”. I have 20 hours in her and have completely fallen in love with this little tail dragger. Read More »

Maureen Sherwood     (California)

Maureen Sherwood (California)

Maureen Sherwood is based at KSBP, San Luis County Regional Airport, San Luis Obispo, California. I started taking flying lessons as a young wife of a Navy Pilot back in the early 1970s. My husband really wanted me to learn to fly so I decided to take flying lessons while he was deployed. We bought our first airplane, a J3 Cub, upon his return from his second tour to Viet Nam. At first I was intim... Read More »

Sarah Corbin     (Alaska)

Sarah Corbin (Alaska)

Sarah Corbin is based at PAMR, Merrill Field, Anchorage, Alaska. I am a new private pilot. I’ve started learning to fly a taildragger and am excited to keep building skills and learning. I’m hoping to get my endorsement this summer. I just got my PPL in May and have a few hours in a Champ and a little time in a C140, C180, and a C185. Read More »

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