Pia Bergqvist Pia Bergqvist
has flown 2,200 hours in 30 different types of aircraft.She
holds Commercial single- and multi-engine aircraft ratings, and is a gold-seal certified flight instructor for single-, multi-engine and instrument flight training with more than 1,200 hours of dual instruction given.All her ratings were achieved at Justice Aviation in Santa Monica, Calif. where she also worked as a flight instructor.In addition to flight instruction, her aviation experience includes aircraft sales and writing for several aviation magazines.In October, 2006 Pia moved to Wichita, Kan. to work for Cessna Aircraft Company as media relations manager. Pia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in professional aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.Pia is a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Women in Aviation International.She founded the Los Angeles chapter for Women in Aviation International and served as president for three consecutive years.
In 2004, Pia
purchased a 1948 Cessna 170 which she
has flown extensively to remote places in the United States and Mexico.She
enjoys all aspects of flight including aerobatics and formation flying.Pia
also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, mountain-biking and skiing.Her
Labrador retriever, Cheddar, is her
fearless companion in most of these activities.
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