c Areer S her first flight as first officer in a Metro
Eve Cascella (WAI #29490), a St. Louis Liner with Perimeter Aviation. Twelve
Women With Wings Chapter member, years to the day after joining cadets, she
has just earned her instrument rating. achieved her goal of being a paid pilot.
Fed Ex Capta in Jane Dyer ( WAI# In the meantime she also holds the rank
40650), of Anderson County, of 2nd Lieutenant with
South Carolina, is running for the Reserve Canadian oTherS mAKe TheIr mArK
U.S. Congress in that district. Air Force. Dad wears his CAE has promoted Suzanne Roy to Vice-
John and Martha King, Northern Spirit, WAI T- President, India operations. Roy is lead-of WAI Corporate member shirt with pride. ing the execution of all CAE’s initiatives
King Schools, Inc., located in Col. Kimberly Olson in India, and is based in Bangalore. She
San Diego, California, were (WAI #5821) of Weather- originally joined CAE in 2005 as Vice-inducted into the San Diego Jane Dyer ford, Texas,
Air & Space Museum’s International Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Tom (WAI #30528)
and Melody King (WAI #30485) who
are now proud owners of a Cirrus 2005
SR22 GTS (N280CD).
Northern Spirit Chapter member
Tanya Kletke (WAI #16911) at- President, Program
was inducted Management, with
into the Iowa Aviation Hall responsibility for
of Fame in Hampton, Iowa the global Program
(Olson is a native of Iowa). Management team
Former Memphis Belles overseeing CAE’s
President Mary Poplawski Civil Simulation
(WAI #4337) was honored Products fabrication
recently at a and implementation
tended her first air show in banquet by Martha and John King programs.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, at Memphis Woman Maga- Lt. Col. Cynthia Ryan, Civil Air Patrol,
the age of five. She looked at zine for her service to the received the award for Outstanding
Dad and Mom saying, “I’m go- Memphis community in Achievement in Support of Public Bening to fly one of those.“ On her her work with the Mem- efit Flying, from the National Aeronau-
12th birthday she joined air phis Belles. Poplawski tic Association.
cadets with an aspiration to Tanya Kletke was nominated by June
fly. She attained her glider pi- Viviano (past Memphis
lot’s certificate before her driver’s license Belles President a nd Founder, WAI
and after graduating high school with #1868) and Sheri Marshall.
honors went on to the Aviation Manage- Erin Wright (WAI #14270) joined the
ment Course with Red River College and SpiritBank team as vice president of the
the Winnipeg Flying Club. She attained Aerospace Division and associate di-her Commercial Pilot License and went rector of the Oklahoma Aerospace Al-on to Perimeter Aviation to achieve her liance. Wright served as president and
multiengine and IFR ratings. On March as a founder of the WAI Winnie Mae
28th, 2008 (her 23rd birthday) she flew Oklahoma Chapter. She was a chair-
woman in the National Association
of State Aviation
Officials, Oklahoma Aerospace
Alliance and the
Oklahoma Aerospace Summit &
Expo. Wright also
has been involved
with the Oklahoma Airport Oper-
June Viviano, Mary Poplawski and Sheri Marshall. ators Association,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Business Aviation
Victoria Yeager (WAI 40001) passed
her private pilot check ride.
Charlotte Kelly (WAI #1314), a fixed
wing pilot since 1945 and helicopter pilot since 1947, died in late August.
Sarah Lemmon (WAI #12815) of Anaheim Hills, California, died piloting a
Bombardier Lear 60 in South Carolina
Commercial pilot Erica Simpson, 32,
(WAI #5389) was flying a Cassutt IIIM
“Little Lynn” in preparation for the
Reno Air Races’ weeklong event when
the wings apparently failed, the aircraft
crashed and Simpson was killed. Simpson competed in the Reno Air Races Biplane Class in 2006, missed last year’s
races, and this year intended to fly in
the Formula One Class.
A scholarship has been set up in
Simpson’s name. Please send any donations to: Erica Simpson Scholarship
Fund, Security State Bank, P.O. Box 27,
Port Wing, WI 54865. ✈