"Both my parents were pilots. My mom was an instructor and taught me to fly when I was young. My dad was a Shriner and growing up I remember him always flying children to Shrine Hospitals. In the ’90s, I started flying some of those trips with my dad. He would fly down from Omaha and pick me up. We would take kids to St Louis, Chicago, or Galveston to see their doctors.
Angel Flight began doing Shrine flights when their pilots weren’t able so we started volunteering for them.
Through Angel Flight, I met Jerry Hill. He invited me to fly for Challenge Air in Kansas City about 10 years ago. I [always] encourage my students and fellow pilots to volunteer."
Jeanne flies a Cessna 182 that she owns with a partner and fellow Challenge Air volunteer.
Jeanne's favorite place to fly is anywhere she can fly herself! This year due to the pandemic, she will miss flying in the all-women’s Air Race Classic and flying into Oshkosh for the airshow.
Thank you for sharing your story with us Jeanné. We are so grateful for your friendship and time with Challenge Air over these past years.