Transfer Member - 2022
Amanda moved to McCall in November and her instrument training has been on the back burner as she settles into a new job and builds funding for more flying. She is seeking a CFI and is excited to get back into flying and into the community of women who have the same interests.
Amanda answers a few introductory questions:
What got you interested in aviation?
My dad gave me an intro flight for my birthday one year.I had no desire to fly until I took the flight. I had so much fun and loved it.I kept thinking about it for about a year after. I couldn’t resist any longer and jumped right into my PPL.
How many years in the air?
3 amazing years!
PPL, working on my Instrument!
Best, funniest, most interesting aviation story or experience?
It was on a night flight into Pocatello (KPIH) runway 17 which is out in the boonies and is pitch black all around! As I started my flare, a turkey ran right in front of the plane.Luckily, I was able to do a smooth go around. For a second, I thought it could it got so close to my prop!Was I grateful turkeys couldn’t fly that night!
Why the 99s?
I joined the Eastern Idaho 99s Chapter as soon as I started flight training in Pocatello, I loved the chapter. The ladies were so warm and welcoming. It was hard being only 1 of 6 student pilots in Pocatello, so meeting with the ladies in Idaho Falls once a month was a breath of fresh air. I hope to find that with the Idaho 99s Chapter as well!
How did you find the Idaho Chapter?
I came from the Eastern Idaho 99s Chapter, so I just signed up again now that I’m in McCall!
New Member - Nov 2021
I have been wanting to become a member for some time now and actually found you guys when I was applying for scholarships to start my training. I love that there is a place I can connect with other women pilots!! I am new to it all but I feel like anytime I go to an event or gathering I am one of the few ladies that are there (that are pilots) its crazy to me!
I have finished my private and am currently working on instrument and commercial. I plan to go for the CFII and on from there. I love teaching, outreach and networking. I currently teach during the day and fly anytime I can!!!
New Member - April 2021
Aviation Path: My dad was an airline pilot. Instead of vet school, I chose aviation. I have been flying for two years and have my private pilot certificate and currently working on my instrument rating.
Most interesting aviation experience: I was cut off by a B17. It was awesome!
Why a 99? I heard the group was very active and supportive, and I wanted to be a part of the success and growth of women in aviation.
New Member - April 2021
Aviation Path: I've loved aviation since I can remember. Flying to SeaTac to visit relatives when I was young seemed like the best theme park ride! I took a few glider lessons in Eastern Washington as a teenager. I have been a private pilot since 2005 and am working on my instrument rating.
Best aviation story: I began lessons when my husband and I were stationed at Osan Air Base in South Korea. Several times I had to hold for a U2 or the A10s. I got to fly in formation with them. :-) I passed my checkride at six months pregnant with my oldest daughter.
Why a 99? Women in aviaiton! Why not? :-)
New Member - May 2021
Mimi moved from California this spring. She immediately sought out people and opportunities in the aviation community. Mimi re-joined the International 99s and became a member with the Idaho 99s because it is an active flying group. Her Citabria will be with her soon so she can experience flying with us in Idaho.