The EAA Vintage Aircraft Association is pleased to announce two advisors to the VAA board.
Following high school, Lynne attended Radford College, Radford, Virginia, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education and library science. She married a U.S. Air Force officer after college and lived on air bases throughout the United States and Germany.
Lynne continued to advance her education and completed a Master of Arts degree in business management from Central Michigan University. After completing her degree she accepted a position first with the Datapro Corporation and then the Unisys Corporation.
While working at Unisys, she pursued her dream of working in aviation and began taking flight lessons, completing the private, commercial, instrument, CFI, CFII, MEI, and ATP ratings by November 1991.
Soon after, Lynne accepted a position as first officer flying the Shorts 360 for Business Express, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1995 Northwest Airlines, now Delta Air Lines, hired her, and she has since flown the DC-9, B-757, and B-747. Currently she flies the B-747 internationally for Delta. Lynne holds type ratings in the B-747, B-757, and B-767 and has amassed more than 1,000 hours of instruction given and more than 14,000 hours of total time.
Lynne has also been an active volunteer both at Sun ’n Fun and EAA AirVenture. Many of you may have met Lynne when she volunteered at the VAA Red Barn during EAA AirVenture 2012. Lynne and her husband, Louis, live on Miller Airpark, Mooresville, North Carolina, and own several airplanes including an RV-8, which she and her husband built and completed in August 2011.
Susan began flying at the age of 15 on a private airport (Overton Field) located near her shared hometowns of Andrews and Pawleys Island, South Carolina. She earned her private pilot certificate during her senior year in high school.
Susan is a graduate of Francis Marion University, holding a degree in accounting and business administration. While in college Susan earned her commercial, multiengine, instrument, and flight instructor certificates.
After college Susan enrolled in a two-year airframe and powerplant mechanics course and graduated with an associate degree in aviation maintenance technology. Susan is a longtime EAA and VAA member and volunteer and is currently serving as president of Vintage Chapter 3. Susan recently retired from the EAA board of directors after serving for 20 years and also recently retired from ABX Air (formerly Airborne Freight Corporation) after flying 25 years of night freight.
Over time Susan has owned and/or restored several vintage airplanes including an Aeronca 7AC Champ, a Luscombe 8A, an Inland Sport, a KR- 21, and a Culver Cadet. She now owns and flies a 1953 Cessna 180 and a 1937 Taylor J-2 Cub from her farm in North Carolina and is currently restoring a 1935 Stinson SR-6 Reliant.