Susan Dusenbury, who served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors, has accepted appointment as a Director, replacing Jerry Brown who has moved up to VAA Treasurer.
Susan began flying at the age of 15 on a private airport (Overton Field) located near her shared hometowns of Andrews and Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. She earned her private pilots 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, Multi-engine, 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. Susan recently retired from the national EAA Board of directors after serving for 20 years and also, recently retired from ABX Air (formally 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 flys 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”.
Susan is also President of the Carolinas – Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation (EAA Vintage Chapter 3).