"Some Day --- Maybe"
Flying has always been in my blood. During my late teens I took some private pilot training where I accumulated a number of hours just beyond solo. Then the hang gliding bug set in and remained for a number of years as a "Wishful Thinking" part of life. In 1982 I met Pat Denevan of Mission Soaring Center in Milpitas, California. We had been talking a while and looking over some used hang gliders when I non-chalantly commented, Some Day! Maybe. The next thing I hear from Pat is; So tell me, "Exactly when is Some Day?" That question launched my 22 year hang gliding career. However, as chasing the wind got old, there was a natural gravitational pull toward weight-shift trikes. And again, it was Pat's question that nudged me through the door of Ultralight Pilot, BFI, Sport Pilot and SP CFI.
It's Bob's 34 years combined experience in Hang Gliding and Trikes that make him an extremely competent pilot and highly effective instructor.
Life's Too Short - Make Your Some Day Today!
"Come Fly With Us!"
Trikes - "My Addiction of Choice"
As a kid I loved to lay in the front yard and watch as the occasional plane flew overhead and I vowed to myself that someday I was going to be a pilot. At the age of fifteen I made a very noble attempt to get my ticket. I didn't really fail, it just got put on hold for thirty years. It was
a flight in a WSC (Weight-Shift Control) trike in Tennessee that inspired me onward and upward. However, after that first flight, I wanted more than my ticket, I wanted to introduce others to this type of flight; the "fun side" of flying. Our fifteen hour drive home from that trip was spent laying the basic foundation for a flight school and on June 28, 2000, Cloud 9 Aerosports, Inc. was born. Over the years we have moved from the Ultralight industry on to the Sport Pilot Program. We can boast of hundreds of satisfied customers (now friends) and a lot of very good memories. I honestly cannot think of a better way to get back into flying than being privileged to share the love of flight with others.
NOTE: I am not boasting here but I am proud to have the distinction of being the the only female WSC (Weight-Shift Control) Flight instructor in the United States.