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Female Pilot Flies in for the First Time

By Megan Esau and Nicole Kiefert

July 24, 2015 - Female pilot and CFII Michelle Agee flew into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for the first time in a Bulldog aircraft.

Although her grandfather was a pilot, Michelle said she never thought she could learn to fly. That changed though, as her children got older and became interested in going to air shows with her.

“Someone was doing a ground school, so I signed up for it and I said if I can do the ground school, I’m going to take lessons,” Michelle said. “My husband fully supported me and that’s how it started.”

Michelle attended Wednesday’s WomenVenture lunch and said it was great to see so many other women involved in aviation.

“I didn’t ever know any other women involved (in aviation) until after I got my private license,” she said. “We moved to Colorado and I started working at a flight school and there was a female instructor there and they were very supportive, so I think it helps if you have people encouraging you.”

Michelle said she is particularly excited to meet famous flight instructors John and Martha King and to watch her first night air show.

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