Justine Haupt is based at KHWV, Brookhaven Airport, Shirley, NY.

Justine and her very own Stinson Voyager

I got my private rating in a Cessna 152 my senior year of high school, in 2004 . I planned to become a commercial pilot but my career path changed and I essentially stopped flying for a few years. I decided I would get back into it when I could afford my own plane (specifically, a Stinson).

Hey, its cold in New York!

In the spring of 2010 I bought my 1947 Stinson Voyager, and I’ve been having more fun in it than I’ve ever had in a tricycle gear plane! At the moment I’m learning to fly gliders, and I hope to get my instrument and commercial ratings in the future.

Justine in her ’47 Voyager

“Justine, we’re all impressed. Your own 4 place at 24 years old – and one of the queens of taildraggers to boot! You’ve got it together, kido!”  Judy

5 Comments

  1. david
    February 19, 2013, 10:43 am   /  Reply

    One day. Maybe.

  2. Justine
    April 29, 2012, 9:04 am   /  Reply

    Thanks everyone!

    Lisa, I was loving flying gliders but I haven’t been doing it in the past year and actually stopped not long before I could have gotten the rating. Just not enough time. Fun though! I see you left this message a year ago, but I’ll say anyway that it’s worth doing. I Also feel like having the tailwheel experience provides an advantage when flying gliders. The need for more attention on the rudder pedals is similar, I think.

  3. Josh
    April 3, 2011, 7:16 pm   /  Reply

    Wow, im 34 and am still scraping for a two seater. my single seat aerobatic just isnt cutting it lol! way to go, beautiful and taildragger proficient once again wow!

  4. Susan Theodorelos
    March 28, 2011, 4:17 pm   /  Reply

    Way to go Justine! Beautiful plane! One of these days I’d love to fly a Stinson… my husband speaks fondly of his years flying his 108 and how much fun it was!

  5. Lisa Martin
    March 28, 2011, 3:37 pm   /  Reply

    Cool Justine! How do you like glider flying? I want to add gliders on this years. The man who gave me my commercial checkride last June instructs in them and has a self-propelled one. You’ve reminded me to get going on that.

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