Cookie Neumann     (Illinois)

Cookie Neumann (Illinois)

Cookie Neumann is based at KSLO, Salem-Leckrone Airport, Salem, Illinois. I learned to fly when I turned 40. At the time, I attributed the strong desire to learn to fly with possibly being in the throws of a “midlife crisis”, but in retrospect I see it had actually been something I needed to go through to grow up and to learn more about who I was. I had always wanted to fly, but it was... 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 »

Peggy Fry     (Illinois)

Peggy Fry (Illinois)

Peggy Fry is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. I’ve been flying since 1992 when I was introduced to the world of aviation through a sightseeing flight in a Cessna 152. My husband Bob and I both got our licenses and bought a 1966 Cessna 206 so we could travel with our 3 children. I bought my 1946 Taylorcraft so I could escape the bonds of earth and enjoy flying in a ... Read More »

Brittany Wildt     (Texas)

Brittany Wildt (Texas)

Brittany Wildt is based at XS70, Glover Airport, and KOSA, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, Mount Pleasant, Texas. Three years ago airplanes were the biggest fear of my life. At the time I absolutely would not get into an airplane, even flying commercial. That is, until I met my current boyfriend who told me the only way to get over it is to just do it and take flying lessons. My first flight ever... 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 »

Sherry Hensley     (Tennessee)

Sherry Hensley (Tennessee)

Sherry Hensley is based at 04TN Hensley Airpark, Chuckey, Tennessee. My first plane ride was in a P-26 that my brother bought and learned to fly. I was 10 years old and hooked for life! We bought a J3 cub in 1982 and I have been flying it ever since. 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 »

Lisa Williams     (Florida)

Lisa Williams (Florida)

Lisa Williams is based at KSGJ, Northeast Florida Regional Airport, St Augustine, Florida.  I am in the process of rebuilding a 1958 7EC Champ. I do not have my pilot certificate but plan on getting it in my husband’s Piper Pacer. We also have a 1929 KR 34 (Fairchild) biplane that we plan to rebuild after the Champ is completed. Very nice meeting you at Triple Tree. See you at the next event... Read More »

Molly Bryant     (Kansas)

Molly Bryant (Kansas)

Molly Bryant is based at KLWC, Lawrence Municipal Airport, Lawrence, Kansas. I am 17 years old, working on my private license. My whole family flies, and we just bought a restored super cruiser. Read More »

Erika DeLong     (Minnesota)

Erika DeLong (Minnesota)

Erika DeLong is based at 25D, Forest Lake Airport, Forest Lake, Minnesota.  I have been flying taildraggers for approximately 20 years. I bought and restored my Aeronca 7AC Champ and have been flying it since 2001. It’s my favorite aircraft of the three that I own. I work so I can fly airplanes, so I fly airplanes for work. I hold an ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, SES and typed in CL65, SF340.   ... Read More »

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