Suzanne Asbury-Oliver

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Suzanne Asbury-Oliver is an American and is the only active female professional skywriter in the world.[1][2][3] Asbury-Oliver aviated for PepsiCo[4] and now has her own skywriting company, Olivers Flying Circus.[5][6] She estimates that in a typical year, she writes 500 sky messages in over 150 locations nationwide[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Asbury-Oliver began flying gliders at 14.[7] At 18 she was a professional aviator and had already earned her powered-aircraft instrument rating, commercial certificate, flight instructor and instrument-flight instructor certificates, and a multiengine rating. She had become an aviation professional and begun skywriting for Pepsi in the 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Only Female Pro Skywriter in America". No Joe Schmo. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  2. ^ a b Thriveline. "Skywriter Pays Tribute To Prince". Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  3. ^ Spitznagel, Eric. "Odd Jobs: Sky Writing is Just as Hard as You Think It Is". Bloomberg.
  4. ^ "Travel Air D4D". Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
  5. ^ "Writing it forward (in reverse)". www.aopa.org. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  6. ^ "Skywriting...from Olivers Flying Circus". www.skywriter.info. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  7. ^ "Women in Aviation and Space History - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum". airandspace.si.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-12.