Born in 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio, Audrey Rabe’s determination to become a pilot first took hold of her when she was twelve. She took her first solo flight in a Cessna 152 before she had her driver’s license, and since then has earned her Private, Instrument, and Commercial AMEL ratings while attending Liberty University, in addition to competing on Liberty’s Track and Field team as a pole vaulter. She is currently working on her A&P certificate with the hopes of using her aviation skills overseas as a bush pilot/mechanic for humanitarian work.
Every flight is exhilarating, but not every flight will be logged as a lifelong memory. This was one of those flights I will remember forever. Grandma nervously hugged us goodbye as Grandpa, Dad, and I squeezed into the compact Skyhawk.