Friday's Flyer: meet Gail, unrelenting introverted nerd, aerobatic pilot, and Centennial of Women Pilots award winner
Gail discovered flying at the age of 10 and loved it. However, a lack of female role model combined with terrible eyesight and a long learning curve for psycho-motor skills kept away from pursuing her interest.
But, during a party, she met a female pilot and her husband-to-be who also became her instructor. That was 1993. A few years later, she was a pilot herself and the owner of a succession of cool airplanes.
In March 2010, now a role model for women interested in flying, she took passengers flying in freezing cold temperatures to celebrate the Centennial of Women Pilots.
I received the amazing photos and videos and was envious of these lucky ladies. The judges for the 'Most Unusual Introductory Flight' were impressed too. Gail was the 1st runner for the 'Most Unusual Introductory Flight' award for the Centennial anniversary week. That's why she is Karlene's Friday Flyer this week.