October 2011

Hi everybody. I am so glad the last 2 weeks are behind me.  It's been a rare 2 weeks because my feet never once left the ground. My body just wasn't cooperating and my "pump" decided to get into the act too. I've had an...

There's all kind of news from our lady taildraggers!   Gail Schipper just received her IAC Sportsman patch. Keep in mind,  she's doing it flying her Bücker Jungmann! Gail sent this note and pictures. "I'm really excited that I got my Sportsman patch."  Sportsman Smooth requires the following...

Vanessa Jump Nelson from Stark’s Twin Oaks Airport, Hillsboro, Oregon, sent some photos shot last week in the beautiful October sky. [caption id="attachment_14811" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="My father-in-law took  this shot of me while we were up in the air."][/caption] The Willamette Valley is filled with nurseries and wineries....

Brandi Terkeurst is based at  Moontown Airport, 3M5, located just east of Huntsville, Alabama. [caption id="attachment_14767" align="aligncenter" width="425"] The ugly plane is Patches, my 140 (my five year old, Bailey Terkeurst, took the photo of me). [/caption] My name is Brandi and I fly out of a small grass...

Oh no! Google Maps has a hiccup!! If you've clicked on our "Pilot Map" tab before, you've visited Google Maps. You've probably zoomed in to see the airports where our lady taildragger pilots are based and clicked on a pink marker to see the pilot's...

Teri Branstitre is based at KVUO, Pearson Field Airport,Vancouver, Washington. [caption id="attachment_14696" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Piper J5 [/caption] I'm a student pilot initially learning in a 1941 Piper J5 Cub.  I loved flying the slow taildragger and plan to go back to it as soon as I have access...

Johanna Walker is based at KADG, Lenawee County Airport, Adrian, Michigan. [caption id="attachment_14659" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Our 1939 Taylorcraft[/caption] Jo Walker has been a paraglider and hang glider pilot for 15+ years.  She recently took up powered flight and true to form jumped off the cliff – as she...