2013 Hall of Fame Inductee-

Susan Dusenbury

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2013 issue of Vintage Airplane magazine

Longtime EAA Vintage Aircraft Association member Susan Dusenbury has been selected as the 2013 VAA Hall of Fame inductee. The induction ceremony will take place the evening of Thursday, November 14, 2013. 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.