Jane began her flying career after a scenic ride from a friend in 1988. After just one flight lesson she knew that the air was her element. Not having any aviators in her family, they were apprehensive when she entered the field. She attacked it with full force, paying for every bit of flight time personally.
After receiving her pilots license in 1989 she continued on and obtained her Instrument rating, Commercial License, Multi-engine Instrument and Multi-engine Commercial ratings.
In 1989 she was given an aerobatic ride at the Flying Circus as a Birthday present. After that flight, she knew that aerobatics were her ultimate goal, and she was destined to fly airshows.
That same year the Flying Circus placed an advertisement for a wing walking position in the Washington Post Classifieds. She answered that ad thinking that wing walking would be an exciting way to enter the airshow business, not to mention a lot of fun. Her first time airborne on the wing also happened to be her first show. "I knew I would either love it, or be completely petrified" she explains. She happened to fall in love with it and has continued to remain the primary attraction at the Flying Circus for the past 9 years.
Jane is not only a wing walker, but a true aerobatic pilot in her own right. She has held a surface level waiver from the FAA and is an accomplished competition pilot. Jane has been seen and heard, on several local and national broadcasts, such as ESPN, Speed Vision, the Sunday Today Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, and many other publications.