Marie Spear is based at (KENW) Kenosha Regional Airport, Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo update)

Marie Spear Stearman

I fell in love with flying while flying passenger with my husband in his Stearman. I got my ticket in 13 weeks flying a Cessna 172, because that’s all the instructor had. I found it pretty boring. In 2000 I purchased a beautiful 1946 Cessna 140 and learned to be a tailwheel pilot in it. After a few years in that, and after my husband was certain I wouldn’t break his ‘baby’,….I soloed the Stearman at the National Stearman Fly-In. A few months after we got married in 2006, we purchased a 1953 Cessna 180. It’s been a great airplane! December 2010, we sold my little 140.

Marie Spear

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