SAFE Member #: 0286
Hometown: Sheffield, MA
Home Airport: KPSF
Occupation: Aircraft Sales, Publisher, Manufacturer
Education: BA Monmouth College
Pilot Certificates: ATP NA265, HS125
Airplanes Flying/Flown: Gulfstream II, Sabreliner, Hawker 600-800XP, Citation III, various singles, twins, currently a Navajo
Educational Specialty: Human Factors and Single Pilot Resource Management
Q & A
|What drew you to aviation? My father.
How long have you been involved in aviation education? 30 years.
What’s your favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Teaching people about safety and pilot error.
What’s your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education? Waiting at airports for passengers.
Do you have a memorable aviation experience you’d like to share? Writing my novel, 2012 Airborne Prophesy (takes place in a Hawker), which spurred me to go back to corporate flying after a 10 year hiatus.
Why did you join SAFE? Because of Doug Stewart.
What would you like to see change in aviation? Yes — take the heat off of GA!
Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished? More lobbying, more hands on education with the general public.
Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you’d like to mention? I was the first woman pilot for Command Airways and Air New England and the first woman hired by Philip Morris. I wrote a book, “Flying Above the Glass Ceiling” to outline my struggles and that of other early professional aviatrixes like Julie Clark, Emily Howel, and Karen Kahn.
Who are your role models in aviation? My dad and the other early aviators of the 1920s and 30s who made crosscountry flights without any nav aids.