Bay Area Flying Lessons


Learn to Fly with a
                Female Flight Instructor

Learning to fly with a woman flight instructor can be
rewarding and fun!

Do you know that most women (and many men) would prefer to take lessons from a woman flight instructor? It's true.

When you take on learning to fly, you are likely entering into an arena where you have little or no knowledge or experience. You are unsure already going into this. You want someone that listens to you and then explains things very thoroughly. You want someone with patience, and someone that will repeat again in a different way if you didn't get it the first time. I have been there... and I want to make this a positive and as fun an experience as possible.


Professional Pilot of the Year

Professional Pilot of the Year 2012
Southwest Section Ninety-Nines, Inc.

The top 5 reasons that women (and men) give that are important for choosing a female flight instructor:

  Women listen and have more empathy
   •  Women are accepting of me and others 
•  The whole experience is treated with an emphasis on the process of learning rather than just 
•  A woman approaches the training more like a coach who wants to make a difference, rather 
            than being egocentric and abrupt
   •  Women tend to be more encouraging - and that is what I need  

Finding a woman flight Instructor

Statistics for Woman Pilots and Women Flight Instructors as of 2009 

(taken from the FAA website - US Civil Airmen Statistics)
   Estimated Active Airmen Certificates Held 2000-2009
      Estimated Active Women Airmen Certificates Held 2000-2009

Of the total population of the US-2009 US Census Bureau, 1.9% are pilots
Of the total estimated 594,285 active airmen certificates held (pilots), 36,808 are women - 6.2%
Of the total estimated 594,285 active airmen certificates held (pilots), 6362 are women flight instructors - 1%
If you are a woman learning to fly, you can see you are a special breed. And finding that special female flight instructor is that much more important.

Contact me today to find out how I can help you learn to fly

Read articles written about Sue Ballew and Skytrekker Aviation:
  The San Francisco Examiner

  99s News Magazine
  SF Bay Area Woman's Journal

For more information about learning to fly with a woman flight instructor, go to
"Contact" and fill out the contact form, or send me an email directly.


Resources for women pilots or future women pilots

  The Ninety-Nines, Inc

 International Organization of Women Pilots

(taken from the 99s website)
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support and advancement of aviation, The Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots has continued and expanded that mission. Today, the organization promotes world fellowship through flight, provides networking and scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community and preserves the unique history of women in aviation.

Following in the footsteps of these early 99s, our members are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly "for the fun of it!".

The Ninety-Nines Inc Mission Statement   Amelia Earhart

Go to 
"International Organization of Women Pilot's" to learn more.

Watch this video from Lightspeed Aviation about The Amelia Earhart Scholarships from the 99s:
Women in Aviation
I n t e r n a t i o n a l

(taken from the WAI website)
This organization is dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. 

The members are represented in the broad scope of aviation - general, corporate, commercial and military.  WAI members include aeronautical engineers, pilots, maintenance technicians, educators, air traffic controllers, avionics technicians, airport managers, business owners, dispatchers, artists, students, flight attendants and enthusiasts.

Go to 
Women in Aviation International
to learn more.

Contact me today to find out how I can help you learn to fly.
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