On June 14, 2021, pilot Christine Mortine was forced to land her Cessna 185 near Worthington after the engine died shortly after take-off. Join us on this anniversary to hear about her emergency landing.
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In addition to a career in classical music spanning over twenty-five years, Christine Mortine turned from conducting and playing instruments to flying by them. She is an active flight instructor, having obtained her CFI, CFII, MEI, Cirrus Training Center Instructor, as well as SIC in the Citation 500. Christine is a FAA appointed Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). Prior to the pandemic she worked with AOPA Air Safety Institute as an Instructor for the Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) and a Safety Seminars presenter.
She is currently a founding board member for OAS Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum being developed in the CMH original control tower, WOSU Public Media TV/Radio, Professional Pilots Association, and the National Parks Conservation Association Council. She has served Scioto Valley Ninety-Nines, EAA Chapter 9, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra boards. Christine has volunteered with EAA, Young Eagles, Angel Flights and Hospice, and has a high commitment to fostering scholarships currently available from Scioto Valley Ninety-Nines. She is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Instructors (SAFE), National/International Association of Flight instructors (NAFI) and Women in Aviation International (WIA). She is also an advocate for the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) as an Ohio State Liaison when not flying back country out west.