Shalyn (Shay) Applegate (Missouri)

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate is based at 15MO, Applegate Airport, Queen City, Missouri.

 taken a couple of months ago, right after I had landed and was taxiing in. Gorgeous flight that night. :)

This picture was taken a couple of months ago, right after I landed and was taxiing in. Gorgeous flight that night. 🙂

Flying has always been in my blood. Both my grandfather and grandmother were pilots, as well as my father and my mother. I actually live on an airport. With flying always being such a part of my life, becoming a pilot was just the next step.

with the family plane, a 1936 Cabin Waco. It was one of my senior pictures a couple years ago. I must admit, I do not fly the Waco unless it is already in the air, and under my dad's very careful supervision.

With the family plane, a 1936 Cabin Waco. It was one of my senior pictures a couple years ago. I must admit, I do not fly the Waco unless it is already in the air, and under my dad’s very careful supervision.

When I first started learning to fly at age 18, my father was insistent that I learn to fly in our 1940 J-3. On September 6th of 2013, my flight instructor finally hopped out of the front seat of the Cub and told me to take her around the patch. From that moment, I knew there was no feeling quite like flying my little Cub, cruising low and slow with the wind in my face. 

The Cub is my baby. The next picture was taken on the day I soloed. I was talking to my flight instructor, so excited.

The Cub is my baby. This picture was taken on the day I soloed. I was talking to my flight instructor, so excited.

I was sent this way by Mrs. Sharon Tinkler, who has always been quite the inspiration for me. 🙂  I am so looking forward to joining you all. I cannot begin to describe how much I look up to other women pilots. 🙂 Thank you so much for the opportunity!

The Cub is my baby. The next picture was taken on the day I soloed. I was talking to my flight instructor, so excited.

Taken at Kirksville Regional Airport. My CFI brought the Cub down so I could fly on break. (I work at an airport too go figure).

Shay Applegate

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