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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Abby Jarve Takes to the Sky

I don't think there has been a flying event at Renton Airport without Abby Jarve's smiling face waiting to take to the sky. She's drawn to the the airplanes and to the sky. She loves the excitement and challenge of flying and doesn't fear the hard work to get there. She's also a student at Aviation High School, and I know she's been bitten by the flying bug. Last year she also entered the "Why I want to Fly" essay contest and won an hour free flying lesson. Abby is back to tell us what she liked about her flight.

"I have to say that my favorite part about the lesson was the take off and landing. It feels so weird getting back on the ground, feeling the bounce it does right before the plane goes down for good. I thought 45 degree turns were fun too! I was really surprised about how hard it was to taxi the plane, I had problems getting it to stay on the yellow line! Well, I think all of it was my favorite parts... I loved it! It was so fun! My instructors name was Len Quiat, he works at Boeing as a test pilot. Thank you so much, you are amazing!"  

 Click HERE to read her essay. 

I love this wing! It's going to take me into the sky.

I'm so glad you loved your flight Abby. There will be many more to come.

Enjoy the Journey!

~ Karlene


  1. I've never actually been in the cockpit but my favorite part of flying is the landing and takeoff too! Congratulations to Abby for winning the free flight! Hopefully it inspires her to reach for new heights.

  2. Way to go Abby! We love your energy and love of flight!

  3. I am happy to report that six years later and Abby has her commercial, multi engine, instrument rated pilot license. It all started with this flight. She also just won a scholarship to learn to fly a Cessna Citation.

    1. Terri, this is the best news yet! Thank you so much for sharing this information. I am so happy for her. And you are such a proud Mom. I am working diligently to ensure she has a safe environment to work within. Congratulations!!!


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