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About the Pilot:

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Carol Ann Garratt with Mooney N220FC in the Bahamas, left, and on the ramp in Lakeland, Florida


Home:  Orlando, Florida

Occupation:  Lost job October 2001, enjoying mid-life retirement for a few years.

Other occupation:  CFI / CFII

Former occupation:  General Manager for Fortune 400 company, manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Education:  BS Mechanical Engineering, U. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1977

                    MBA, U. of Iowa, 1982

                   MA Psychology - Organizational Development, La Salle University, Philadelphia  PA, 2000


Flying summary:

       Student pilot and solo in 1972 in Pennsylvania, flying a Citabria.

       Private pilot in 1978 in Wisconsin in a Cessna 152.

       Instrument rating in 1980  in Illinois flying a Cardinal.

       Commercial pilot in 1996 in Utah in a Piper Arrow.

       CFI/CFII in 2002 in Florida in a Mooney.

       Total Hours:  1035 (Dec 2002) and counting.


Most rewarding flights:  Missions for AirLifeLine and Angel Flight.  Providing transportation to those in need

        of medical attention far from home.  Approximately 20 missions flown over the past year.  

       Also Young Eagles flights.  Over 70 missions flown over the past year.


Previous Aviation Adventures:

       1.  Flight to Alaska in July 2001 with co-pilot Donna Pinto.        See Alaska webpage for travel log.

       2.  Monthly flights from Kissimmee, FL to visit parents in Clarksville, VA.  Four hours total time over Jacksonville, Savannah, Florence, Fayetteville, and Raleigh-Durham.  I got to know this route pretty well.  Whenever possible, I'd pick up an AirLifeLine or Angel Flight mission on one of the legs, up or back.

       3.  Flying to the Bahamas -- they are BEAUTIFUL from the air and so easy to reach.  I flew to Walker Cay, Marsh Harbour, and Crooked Island on different trips.

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Other Adventures and Hobbies:

       1.  Sailing with friends to Cuba and the Bahamas

       2.  Skiing, snow and water

       3.  Visiting friends and taking them flying

       Home  /  Dedication and Mission  /  Preparation    /   across the US to California  /   First ocean crossing to Hawaii  /  

       Ocean crossing to Samoa  /  Ocean crossing and flying in New Zealand  /   Crossing and flying in Australia /

       Multiple jumps:  Singapore to South Africa  /  Multiple Jumps:  South Africa to Greece  /  Europe  /  

       Crossing the North Atlantic  /  Last leg home  /  About the pilot  /  About the plane  /  Supporters   /

       Overview   /    Women    /     Kids     /      FAQ     /     Lessons  Learned     /     Family and Friends   /

       Flight reports:  FL to CA   /    CA to HI     /   in Hawaii    /    HI to Am Samoa    /    Am Samoa to NZ    /    in NZ     /     NZ to AU   /   in AU    /   in AU2

                              AU to Singapore    /    Singapore to India    /     India to Seychelles   /    Seychelles to S.Africa   /   in South Africa    /   Zambia to Ethiopia    /

                       Djibouti to Greece     /     Greece to France     /     England, Ireland, Scotland    /    to Iceland    /    to Greenland    /   to Canada   /  last legs home

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I'm happy to hear from you, please email me at cagarratt@gmail.com any ideas, suggestions or flight tips.  Thanks.