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Heather McRoberts. Heather loved flying since the day she took her first airplane ride at 21 days old. She started taking formal flying lessons at age 13 and soloed in gliders on her 14th birthday. (The youngest age allowable to fly a plane by yourself.) On her 16th birthday she soloed a power single engine plane, also the youngest age allowable. She and a friend of hers wanted to promote aviation among kids their own age and created the "Young Luscombes" and spent a month flying around the mid-west giving free airplane rides to kids and encouraging them to fly. She had a great influence on many people and her cheery personality won many hearts. The 3 solo pilots/airplanes ended up at Oshkosh, WI at the world's largest fly-in and gave many an interview and were an attraction for the pre-airshow fly-bys for a week. On her 18th birthday she received her commercial pilot's licence and seaplane license and started her first flying job as a glider tow pilot flying Pawnee's and a Super Cub in Boulder, CO for the summer. Heather has logged over 800 hours She started college in the fall of 2005 at the University of North Dakota where they have one of the best Commercial Aviation degrees available in the country. In her freshman year she received her Instrument Rating. This summer she's been back in Boulder working as a glider tow pilot again. They liked to call themselves "Tow Dogs" Heather was having the time of her life. living life to the fullest when this tragety struck her short 19 year life. She died doing what she loved, but it was not what should have happened. We as parents want to encourage young people to fly and not let this tragety discourage them. Heather's life would have been in vain if she knew her death would have discouraged anyone! She was in the Daily Camera when she soloed glidersat age 14 on Nov 1, 2001 You can get a lot on her if you just google her name because she's been interviewed a lot.

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