Colorado

Friday's Flyer: meet Gail, unrelenting introverted nerd, aerobatic pilot, and Centennial of Women Pilots award winner

Gail discovered flying at the age of 10 and loved it. However, a lack of female role model combined with terrible eyesight and a long learning curve for psycho-motor skills kept away from pursuing her interest.

But, during a party, she met a female pilot and her husband-to-be who also became her instructor. That was 1993. A few years later, she was a pilot herself and the owner of a succession of cool airplanes.

In March 2010, now a role model for women interested in flying, she took passengers flying in freezing cold temperatures to celebrate the Centennial of Women Pilots.