Friday's Fabulous Flyer!
Join me in congratulating Hykie for being featured in Lady Aviator next week, and sharing her love of aviation. While she is just nine-years old, her passion surpasses all. It's refreshing to see such a love of flying as Hykie has. It takes youth and excitement to remind us how wonderful aviation is.
"Hi, my name is Hykie and am nine and a half years old. Karlene Petitt wrote a lot of books my mom loved to read and share with her friends. I’ll read them someday. When I was seven years old, my mom and I went to a shop at Centennial Airport for my first pink logbook. That day I had my first flight lesson with Kristine Wanner in a DA-20 - I LOVE stalls!
When I was also seven, I got in a helicopter for the first time and helped Dianna Stanger fly it! I flew in SkyHawks a lot with my mom since I was a baby. I also took a ground course from ERAU online during COVID-19 in the spring.
Last winter, my mom and I flew with my best friend Harper. When my older brother rode in back during one of my lessons, I found out he did NOT like hearing the stall horn!
I have fun at a lot of Women in Aviation events in Colorado, especially Girls in Aviation Day. I finished a book about Amelia Earhart called Lost Star.
I also have an autographed copy of Karlene’s kid book especially for me. I practice take offs and landings on my mom’s simulator and hope that one day when I’m 16, in 2026, I can solo as a Student Pilot. 2027 is the year that I will earn my Private Pilot Certificate."
You are are Awesome!
And definitely the
Captain of your Life.
(but no reading the novels until 2029)
"The presence of passion within you
is the greatest gift you can receive.
Treat it as a miracle."
Enjoy the Journey!!!