Jeanne MacPherson

by Jeanne MacPherson on August 8, 2014

Jeanne MacPherson

Jeanne MacPherson

SAFE #: S0000231


Hometown: Helena MT, United States

Home Airport: KHLN

Occupation: Master Flight Instructor/Aerobatic

Education: Embry-Riddle BS Professional Aeronautics

Pilot Certificates: CFII

Airplanes Flying/Flown: C180, Super Decathlon, King Air C90

Educational Specialty: Emergency Maneuver/Spin training, Mountain Flying

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: I live in the Big Sky Country: Blue Clear Skies much of the time, Mountain flying, backcountry airstrips, uncrowded airspace~

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: Since 1990

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Flying with Pilots for their first time into the Montana Backcountry.
The grins on pilots that have completed the EMT Modules and Spins!

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: I think …paper and computer work.

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: Being awarded the EAA's Freedom of Flight Award at Oshkosh for my involvement with the Young Eagle Program.

Why did you join SAFE?: SAFE Fosters Professionalism and promotes the Master Program.

What would you like to see change in aviation?: We strive to keep the" freedom of flight" by keeping aviation costs affordable to all that have the dream of flight.

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Be aware, be involved. Join AOPA and EAA.

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: 2003 Freedom of Flight Award/EAA
Montana Pilot of the Year awarded by Montana Pilot's Association
Aviation Educator of the year awarded by Women in Aviation International
Aviation Educator of the year awarded by FAA Northwest Region

Who are your role models in aviation?: The Wright Brothers because the loved bicycles and airplanes…me too!
Rich Stowell and Patty Wagstaff and Peggy Chabrain and many others!!!

Anything else you'd like to add?: Thank you!

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