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Beverly Fogle holds a Commercial Pilot license with Instrument Rating. She worked as a CFI (Airplane and Instrument) during the 1970s, and sporadically thereafter. She has flown on six continents, including criss-crossing North America many times. She has made many international friends through her aviation activities, including the 99s, the Flying Rotarians, and FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale). Her all-time favorite plane is the Mooney Bravo, which she owned from 1999 until selling it in 2011. A long-time member of the Columbia Cascade Chapter, she moved to Seattle in 2015. She's a retired Certified Financial Planner, owned a financial planning firm in Vancouver/Portland area for almost 30 years, and now serves as our chapter treasurer.
While a student at Auburn University in Alabama, I soloed an Aeronca Champ on December 9, 1959. I received my BA from California State University in Sacramento and by this time I had gotten my private in a Piper Pacer, had joined the Sacramento Valley Chapter 99s in 1968, and had flown numerous single engine airplanes. My husband and I eventually settled on a grass airstrip in WA with our two sons. Our hangar held a Piper Pacer, Mong Sport biplane, and Bellanca. Sadly, my husband passed away in 1974. I was a charter member of Rainier Chapter 99s in WA and bought a Cessna Cardinal in 1975. Most fair weather weekends I spent flying with a great group of 99s all over Washington State and beyond. In 1976 I flew my Cardinal with Ellie McElroy in the last 99s Powder Puff Derby (All women’s Transcontinental Air Race) from Sacramento, CA to Wilmington, DL. After Rainier Chapter disbanded I joined Greater Seattle 99s. I worked full time as a teacher/librarian. I started a Young Aviator’s Club at Foothills Elementary. In the seven years that I met with these young aviation enthusiasts they flew a Boeing airplane simulator, made models, flew computer trainers, sat at helicopter controls, launched rockets, etc. I left plenty of time for my flying and working on ratings. I eventually got my commercial, multiengine, instrument, and seaplane ratings. In 1991, Ed Hoit flew into my life in his Piper Cub. . We have shared more great aviation adventures than I could recount in our wonderful years together. We flew my restored Piper Pacer together to Kansas for the Short Wing Piper Convention and came away with the Grand Champion Award. There were many flying tours with Puget Sound Antique Aircraft Club. In 2009, I celebrated my 50th year as a licensed pilot. I have been a proud member of 99s for almost 50 years and have held several offices.
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