‘Pacific’ Gals

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 »

Leanne Powers    (California)

Leanne Powers (California)

Leanne Powers is based at KEMT, El Monte Airport, El Monte, California. Longtime vintage airplane nut who grew up bumming rides from pilots at the local airport. Started my primary certificate in January 2015 in a tricycle-gear airplane, soloed in March of that year, and did my first tailwheel lesson later that week. Figured I’d finish the cert and come back for the endorsement, but between ... Read More »

Sara Williams     (Idaho)

Sara Williams (Idaho)

Sara Williams is based at KSZT, Sandpoint Airport, Sandpoint, Idaho. I mostly fly floatplanes due to my job with Aerocet and I love it! However, I grew up in 170B’s and have a soft spot for all 170’s. Living up in northern Idaho has given me great opportunity to be around massive bodies of water as well as some amazing backcountry flying down in the Frank Church Wilderness area. I hope... Read More »

Justine Harrison     (Nevada)

Justine Harrison (Nevada)

Justine Harrison is based at KHND Henderson Executive Airport and KVGT North Las Vegas Airport, Nevada. I am helping build an experimental taildragger, an AirCam, and look forward to flying it to new places that were previously inaccessible in the planes I have flown until now. Grass strips, back country camping, beach landings, and more. The prospect both scares and thrills me and, in earning my ... Read More »

Lisa Preuit     (Alaska)

Lisa Preuit (Alaska)

Lisa Preuit is based at PAWS, Wasilla Airport, Wasilla, Alaska. I am an ATP rated pilot who left her career just as it was taking off in order to raise my two kids. My youngest just started college and,at the age of 51, I want back into aviation!! After a 20 year break from flying, I have discovered taildraggers! I have recently checked out in a PA-18 Super Cub and received my tailwheel endorsemen... Read More »

Candice Wilson     (Washington)

Candice Wilson (Washington)

Candice Wilson is based at KNUW, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (Ault Field), Oak Harbor, Washington. I grew up living behind the Swift Museum at MMI in Athens, TN. My grandfather founded the organization and then passed his GC-1B Swift on to me last year. I’m currently a Navy pilot flying the EA-18G Growler out of Whidbey Island. I absolutely love the Swift and any taildragger for that ma... Read More »

Charleen Beam     (California)

Charleen Beam (California)

Charleen Beam is based at E45, Pine Mountain Lake Airport, Groveland, California. I currently fly a 1946 Aeronca Champ. I got my first ride in a J-3 Cub when I had about 10 hours of lessons and was completely hooked. Immediately after obtaining my Private Pilot’s license I got my taildragger rating. I have logged exactly zero hours in any other type of airplane…LOVE my taildragger! I l... Read More »

Carri Ann Pratt     (Alaska)

Carri Ann Pratt (Alaska)

Carri Ann Pratt is based at KLHD, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska. Been a lifelong dream to learn to fly!!! As a little girl, I had the common little girl dream of having my own horse, so at the age of 14, my father bought me a black Arabian! I learned to care for her, groom her, ride her, blanket her and tend to her health over the next 24 years. We truly learned to ride as one. Howeve... Read More »

Toni Mattei     (Nevada)

Toni Mattei (Nevada)

Antoinette Mattei (Toni) is based at Henderson Executive Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada. Hello! I work at a Part 135 charter / tour company in Henderson, NV. The times I’ve worked as CFI I’ve been fortunate to fly the Citabria and Decathalon. The last school I was at checked me out as an instructor in our Citabria. I’ve been gone from there almost 4 years but was able to get back up ... Read More »

Debbie Cheney     (California)

Debbie Cheney (California)

Debbie Cheney is based at KRIR, Flabob Airport, Riverside, California. First date with my now husband 35 years ago was watching him do touch and goes after getting his ticket. After buying our Cessna 180, I too fell in love with flying. I received my license in 2009 and bought the Cessna 140 as my training wheels for the 180. We now arm wrestle for the 140 because it is so much fun to fly. Love fl... Read More »

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