An unforgettable gift


While sitting in the FBO lobby in DeRidder, La., I came upon Deb McFarland’s article about her flight on the 4th of July (Short Final: An unforgettable gift). Sure enjoyed it. I grew up around Helen, Ga., and spent many hours running around those hills and floating the Chattahoochee.

I got my private license at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (GVL) in Gainesville when I was 17. Now, 30 years later I’m flying a Phenom 300 and loving every minute. It’s great to learn of other women pilots and hear their stories.

What a wonderful gift your old man gave you that day! Thanks for sharing.

KELLY BALES, Lyons, Colo.

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