Interview: Laurie Harden, Soaring NV

Published on February 13, 2012 by in Interviews


Laurie Harden didn’t start flying gliders until she was 50. With her license in hand, she promptly opened a new glider operation in Minden, Nevada. Here’s her story, and advice for getting started as a tow pilot, a tour pilot, or a glider instructor.

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When Tyler Westhoff decided he wanted to become a glacier pilot in the summer of 2004, he had no idea that his path to Talkeetna Air Taxi would include flying gliders and ultralights … in Hawaii. Today, he splits his time between both places. In this interview, you’ll hear Tyler’s story and his advice for low-time pilots.

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