Darlene Rudisill is based at Moose Pass, Alaska in the summers and flies on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula the rest of the year.

My friend, Joy Smith, sent me the link to this web site.  This is really awesome.  I’m very excited about being a part of this community.

Darlene & her Luscombe

In 1975 my Grandfather taught me to fly in a Luscombe, off of a dirt strip in San Diego, CA.  I have had a passion for flying all of my life, especially taildraggers.  I got my CFI in 1980.

In the beginning I taught in all Piper singles including a Super Cub and also in a Bellanca Scout.  As time went by I flew and taught in anything I could get my hands on.

I still have the Luscombe that I started in and finished a full restoration on her in March of 2008.  Her maiden flight was out of Chino, CA.  Last May I flew her from Southern California to her new home in Soldotna, Alaska.

I have made aviation my lifetime career.  I love most all airplanes.  I have done Charter and Corporate flying in Lear Jets, but I really love being a flight instructor and that is all I do now. I have a CFII MEI Land and Single Engine Sea.

The Wilga I flew from Canada to So Cal for someone and checked out some other pilots in it.  It is an interesting beast.

I spend my summers teaching float flying in Super Cubs out of Moose Pass, Alaska and in the winter I live and fly on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula.

These last four pictures are from my wedding, Sept. 19, 2009.  My husband Allan and I got married at one of my very favorite places on earth, at the dock in Moose Pass, Alaska, where I teach in the summer.

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Looking forward to getting to know some of the other ladies.

2 Comments

  1. Victoria
    September 11, 2011, 4:03 pm   /  Reply

    Darlene,

    Your photos are awesome!

    Victoria

  2. Anne Wright
    February 7, 2011, 11:16 am   /  Reply

    Hi Darlene, welcome to LLT! I’m planning on being in AK for the AK Airman’s Show, and was thinking about a couple of days with AK Float Ratings either just before or after the show. Will you be there then?

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