Meet Aviator and Author, Linda Street-Ely

Aviator and author Linda Street-Ely has four children and eight grandchildren. She lives in Texas with her husband, Mike Ely, and their adorable rescue dog, Abby. She enjoys inverted flight, vegan ice cream, fascinating characters, and traveling the world.

Linda Street-Ely

Linda holds Airline Transport Pilot and commercial seaplane certificates, with a tailwheel endorsement. She and Mike race their five-time national champion race plane, a Grumman Cheetah, dubbed “The Elyminator.” It is said in aviation circles to be the fastest Cheetah in the known universe.

Her current releases include:

When We Move to Heaven, a testimony of God’s love for each of us, even in the midst of tragedy; and

Cowlick, a playful children’s story that teaches us to value the differences in ourselves and others.

She is also the author of Talia, a story of loss and love, published in the Writers on the Storm Storming The Short Story anthology 2017;

The Memories Room, published in the Houston Writers House short story anthology, Texas Tales, volume II; and

Several other short stories and poems.

She co-authors “Ely Air Lines,” a weekly column in the Liberty Gazette newspaper in Liberty, Texas.

Coming soon, the full length book, Ely Air Lines-Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column


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When We Move to Heaven-CoverWhen We Move to Heaven:

 A Family Love Story

 What would you do if the unthinkable happened?

 A true story of faith, love, family, tragedy, grace and God.

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Other Publications

DC-3 Plane in HangerDC-3 photo by Linda Street-Ely. The ungreased steel of hangar doors screech their wake-up call rousing the faithful bird from her nest. Sunbeams cast upon the most dependable workhorse in aviation history as the day dawns virgin, its story to be written by thousands of choices yet unknown. Her hours of service fill pilot logbooks, winging them to adventures each entry signifies. The rising hangar door seems to birth the day’s opportunity, filled with promise, filled with wonder, a new line in a logbook: how will we write the day?

Ely, Mike and Linda. “Ely Air Lines.” An aviation column written for the general non-flying public to promote aviation and the value of community airports. Published weekly in the Liberty Gazette and online at

Ely, Mike and Linda. “Tango Seventy-Eight.” YouTube. A video production for promotion of the Liberty Municipal Airport and general aviation,

Street-Ely, Linda. Numerous aviation related press releases and articles, since 2007 published in various media outlets. Example:

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