You may not know that Doulas Northwest’s owner, Kristyn Blocher is also a Commercial, Multi Engine, Instrument, and Tailwheel pilot. She has specific ways she invests in community involvement, utilizing this skill set and passion.
She began her aviation journey as a high school senior, choosing to spend much of her time that year in flight training. Achieving her goal of earning her Private Pilot Certificate that year meant that she was the only member of her graduating class to finish high school as a licensed pilot. What a unique 18 year old!
She then went on to continue studying aviation in both the US and Canada, earning a number of pilot certificates and ratings over the next few years. Ask her about the time she participated in a winter survival course, in southern Alberta, Canada…in February. (Think: COLD.)
Today, her love for aviation is deeper and full of gratitude. She loves flying her Cessna 170, anywhere and everywhere. She is actively involved in her local EAA Chapter (Experimental Aviation Association, Chapter 609) as a Young Eagles pilot and mentor, as a member of the EAA Chapter 609 Scholarship Committee, and as her chapter’s Fly Out Coordinator. Basically…she loves to encourage kids and women to fly airplanes and she gives a lot of her time to this.
She also offers occasional flight instruction to local pilots and student pilots, and will help you ferry your newly purchased airplane to it’s new home.
Being an active and visible presence as a female pilot, is important. Kristyn is one of only 7% of US licensed pilots who are female. And she has a passion for seeing that number increase by encouraging girls and women to pursue their aviation aspirations.