Vickie Domke  (Alaska)

Vickie Domke (Alaska)

Vickie Domke is based at Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and flies a Supercub and a Cessna 170B. Vickie can be reached at tamarack@mosquitonet.com. I sure enjoyed reading about the ladies on this site! No tea-parties here, sounds like you all fly and not just talk about it. I have a red and white Supercub and a Cessna 170B and do normal Alaska flying. I run an aircraft maintenance shop and work as an A&P/IA and flight instructor. Your group, although small, sounds very enthusiastic. And your pictures are great! If any of you intend to come to Alaska, please send me an email and I will send any information I have on current events, fuel stops and local attractions. This summer I hope to take a few weeks and fly the 170 down to the States. “Almost to Oshkosh” all the way from Fairbanks! In 2007 I flew our Arctic Tern to Oshkosh from Fairbanks.  I camped out for all but two nights of the three week trip.  And this fall I removed the engine from the Cessna 170B. I intend to install another overhauled engine the Spring and fly the airplane to the States.  I flight instruct in the red and white Cessna 150 and use a Herman Nelson heater to preheat and warm up the cabin.  I just finished repainting the top of the wings on my Supercub and adding a red stripe along the leading edge. In real life I am an A&P/IA mechanic and own a maintenance shop at FAI.  I earned my Private license at 17, before I had a driver’s license.  I fly better than I drive.  I enjoy working on the planes in the winter and flying in the summer.  My husband is a private pilot and a high school VP.  We use the Cub and Tern to carry us, three dogs and stuff to our cabin. And from Judy… “Ladies, this may be the only Cessna 150 you ever see on this website but there’s no way to leave it out. Anybody preheating in Alaska looking this happy has to be seen”!...

Janet Gritter  (North Carolina)

Janet Gritter (North Carolina)

Janet Gritter flies out of Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) Greensboro, NC. By the age of 10 I knew I wanted to fly after my first airline trip in a 747 while on family vacation.  Seven years later, in 1979, I began flying lessons at Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose, California.  In 1980, during my senior year in high school I obtained my private pilot license.  After high school came college and I was accepted into the Aeronautics program at San Jose State University where I graduated with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Operations.  My career since has been in the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense sector of manufacturing and government defense contracting. In 1993 I realized my life-long dream of aircraft ownership when I purchased a 1946 Cessna 140 out of Fullerton, California.  Just a year earlier I spent a lot of right seat time in a Cessna 180 and it was then that I fell in love with ‘conventional’ gear aircraft.  In 2005 I moved from San Diego California to Greensboro, NC to work for Honda Aircraft Company.  I flew my little C140 out here from California.   Just over a year ago I purchased a wonderful 180HP Cessna 170B.  I have since sold my little 140 and I must say, that airplane was a good friend, and I do miss her.  My husband Rich and my step son RJ are both pilots as well.  My husband is a test pilot and aerospace engineer and my step son, who obtained his private license on his 16th birthday, appears to be following in his fathers’ footsteps.  We have three dogs and a cat and we are so blessed to live beautiful North Carolina.  ...

Mary Ann Lebold     (Oregon)

Mary Ann Lebold (Oregon)

My taildragger is a Cessna 170B — N3519D.  I am based in Salem, Oregon. INFO AND PICTURES PENDING....

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