Monday, April 13, 2015

Aerobatic Pilot Jacqueie Warda Stops In LaBelle Between Air Shows

LABELLE, FL. -- Airshow performer Jacqueie Warda stopped at the LaBelle Municipal Airport in her Extra 300 aerobatic plane last week between scheduled stops during her busy summer performing  at airshows across the country. She flew into LaBelle after a show in Columbus, GA and then left for Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle for a weekend show.

In 2003, when Jacquie turned 50, she launched her solo aerobatic career quitting as she says "the humdrum of a white collar profession," and realized her dream as an air show performer, becoming the first female pilot to enter this business at the age of 50.

She earned her Private Pilot certificate in 1986 and shortly thereafter was introduced to the world of aerobatics. She took her first “formal” aerobatic lesson in July 1997. She joined the International Aerobatic Club in August 2000 and for the next 4 years she flew aerobatic competition. She raced her biplane at the Reno Air Races from 2001 through 2004.

Now flying an Extra 300, she can now give rides and share her love and passion of flying with others across the country. She holds a Commercial Certificate in land-based aircraft as well as a seaplane rating and holds a Level 1 ACE card which allows her to perform down to the surface in aerobatic shows and competition.

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