Meet Kathy Hirtz, MD
founder of Wing Over Aerobatics LLC
Kathy Hirtz, MD is a general practice, sports medicine physician who took up
flying at the age of 48. She discovered her passion for aerobatic flying
early while taking a spin recovery course prior to her first solo. She knew
it was her thing after the first spin. She went on to flying a Zlin 242L
which is a Czech built aerobatic trainer with side by side seating and
tricycle gear. With the expert help of Steve Wolf her aerobatic instructor,
she quickly outgrew the Zlin and went on to the Pitts S-2B.
Kathy logged 400 hours her first year of flying!
Taking instruction from aerobatic icon Sean D. Tucker , she learned how to
tumble and has received her 500 foot aerobatic waiver from Wayne Handley.
Kathy performed in her first Airshow at Arlington
2002. There she amazed the crowd with her highly skilled tumbling routine
after only 16 months of flying. Kathy has competed successfully at both the
Sportsman and Intermediate levels in IAC, International Aerobatic Club,
events. Kathy founded Wing Over Aerobatics LLC in order to offer a spin
training course in the northwest United States. Wing Over also offers
aerobatic rides and full aerobatic training courses with instructor Steve
Kathy now has over 1,000 hours flight time,
the majority being aerobatic flight. She performed in 7 Airshows in 2003
including the Oregon International Airshow at Hillsboro and received her 250
foot waiver. She will be returning to Arlington in 2004 to perform daily at
the 5 day Northwest EAA Fly-in for a third time. Her high powered routine
includes tumbles, flat spins, torque rolls, double hammerheads as well as
other interesting original maneuvers and is guaranteed to keep you on the
edge of your seat! Kathy also brings her husband/announcer world renown
Airshow pilot and aircraft builder Steve Wolf. His commentary adds
excitement and character to her performance. This combination is an act that
you won't want to miss.